SEGA Sammy Holdings has released its Q2 2021 earnings report, focusing on both recently-launched and upcoming titles. One area of the report specifically highlights Humankind, the 4X strategy game developed by Amplitude Studios and published by SEGA in August. According to SEGA Sammy, the game has already made good returns for the company, and that it aims to make a series out of the title in the future.
President and Group CEO of SEGA Sammy Holdings Haruki Satomi outlined the organization’s thoughts on Humankind’s early success:
It was a good start, so that we can expect to make this a series in the future. We find potential in this title, and it has become an IP we want to nurture for a long time. Although we cannot disclose specific figures as the revenue from the business deal are also included, it is undoubtedly a title that contributed to the Q2 results.Haruki Satomi, President and Group CEO of SEGA Sammy Holdings
Will we see a Humankind sequel? It’s likely
The report confirms what many already suspected: the success of Humankind pleased SEGA and it wants to make a sequel. SEGA hasn’t announced any plans yet — understandably, as the developers are still pushing updates and seasonal events. The game favorable reviews from critics and the fact that it was the best-selling PC game of August; it’s no wonder, then, that SEGA wants to develop a Humankind sequel at some point in the future.
You can read the full Q&A, which also discusses SEGA’s partnership with Microsoft on cloud gaming via Azure, its upcoming Sonic movie sequel and Netflix series, and titles like Shin Megami Tensei V and Total War: WARHAMMER III, here.
Humankind is developed by Amplitude Studios and published by SEGA. It is available now for Microsoft Windows and Google Stadia.