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Back in November last year the Game Awards gave us various Game of the Year categories. One of those categories was for Best Sim/Strategy which was eventually won by Age of Empires 4. However, a contender for that title was a game by Amplitude Studios called Humankind. So this is a unique strategy game. You are able to rewrite the “entire narrative of human history” which in turn will enable you to combine various cultures. This allows you to “create a civilization that’s as unique as you are.”

Initially launching on PC just over a year ago, Humankind is available now on Game Pass for PC. Then in June this news and trailer dropped.

So it seemed a console port was planned and set to drop. The planned platforms were PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. That trailer gave a release date of 4th November. At the time of writing that is eighteen days away. But just recently amplitude dropped some news about the console release. So let’s see the recent news posted on a blog post.

Humankind Console Port And Where it Stands

The announcement from Amplitude Studios is not the most positive of reading. Especially when it came literally under a month from its November launch on the console. This is what the developer said on the matter.

We have to share some sad news with you today: We and our partner Aspyr Media have run into unexpected challenges in porting HUMANKIND™ to consoles, and have to delay the release on Playstation 4/5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S until further notice.

We know this will be frustrating for many of you, but we believe this delay is for the best, as we want to make sure to provide the best possible experience to console players. Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to give a timeframe on a new release date right now, but we will update you all as soon as we can. In the meantime, anybody who has pre-purchased on digital storefronts will receive a refund where applicable in line with platform policy.

Thank you for your understanding,

The Amplitude Team 

The fans on the forum have mixed views. Some feel console will never see this port see the light of day others wish them well. Though in current times we’ve seen a couple of titles that were seemingly dead be given release dates for next year. That being Skull And Bones and Dead Island 2. We have no idea what the unexpected challenges are and may never find out. Was this a game you were waiting for? Let us know your thoughts as we’d love to hear them.

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