Gamescom 2019: Sega Announces Humankind, A Turn-Based Strategy Title For PC

A rival to Civilization approaches.
SEGA has officially announced Humankind, a 4X strategy title for the PC.
SEGA has officially announced Humankind, a 4X strategy title for the PC. SEGA

Gamescom is happening throughout the week, and as such gamers can expect a ton of new announcements surrounding highly anticipated titles, as well as new releases from publishers and developers. Nothing beats the excitement surrounding fresh news on upcoming titles, and these are at the center of the five-day major gaming event at the Koelmnesse in Germany. Be sure to stay tuned with us the whole week as we bring you the latest from Gamescom 2019 in the form of the latest trailers, announcements, news and other information drops on all the newest games hitting the market.

After teasing with their initial lineup release several days ago, and bringing up a website initially named HMNKD, publisher Sega and developer Amplitude Studios have finally revealed their next project – a historical, turn-based strategy title called Humankind. It’s a rather interesting entry into the 4X genre of games that surprised a lot of players, and you can definitely see why in the included announcement trailer below.

The trailer features a pretty weird tone, with a caveman-looking individual playing an electronic instrument in a rocket headed to space. The gameplay parts shown weren’t substantial, but from a glance you can definitely tell what the developers are going for – Humankind is distinctly and aesthetically reminiscent of Civilization, in particular Civilization 6. In any case, it seemed to have worked to its advantage, and the game’s overview on its Steam page paints a better picture for Humankind.

Humankind will let you choose from 60 different historical cultures set from the Bronze to the Middle Ages. As the game progresses, your choices end up shaping that culture, and can bring about nearly endless outcomes. Accomplish many great deeds, win a ton of battles and leave a lasting mark on the world, all the while putting you in real historical events which can go a number of ways thanks to your choices.

Humankind will be released on PC via Steam in 2020.

Be sure to stick around for more news on the latest happenings from Gamescom all throughout the week.

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