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Humankind delayed, will now release in August

SEGA Europe has just announced that Humankind — Amplitude’s upcoming 4X game to rival Civilization — will now release on Aug 17.

The reason is to allow the developer more time to polish the game and integrate some community feedback. Amplitude’s Chief Creative Officer and Studio Head, Romain de Waubert de Genlis further clarified the studio’s decision.

“It’s been exciting to see the community get their hands on the game during the last few OpenDev sessions, and to hear all the positive (and constructive!) feedback,” studio head Romain de Waubert de Genlis wrote. “Players have always been at the heart of Amplitude’s philosophy and releasing Humankind in August will allow us the extra time to keep working with the community and polishing the game for an amazing day one experience.”

Humankind was originally revealed during Gamescom 2019 with a 2020 release date. In June 2020, SEGA Europe announced it was delayed until 2021, and the game will now release on Aug. 17 on Steam, the Epic Games Store and Google Stadia.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. He was the former managing editor of Airman magazine and has written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others.
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