Humankind, the next game from Endless Legend and Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios, is a 4X strategy title that will use an “OpenDev” platform to gather player feedback ahead of launch. In a new post on publisher Sega’s website, it’s been announced that the game will launch in 2021, but that the developers are currently taking applications for a free early access period where players will be able to test certain scenarios and have an impact on development.
You can sign up for the OpenDev initiative now. Players who register right now will potentially be able to access three limited-time scenarios–Towers of Babylon, Battles of History, and Hold the Fort, each seemingly exploring a different period from history.
In the trailer below, being part of OpenDev is compared to joining the game’s development team. Humankind was originally due to release in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the game’s development.
This is different from a typical “Early Access” period or beta, Amplitude Studios argues, and you’ll have a greater impact on how the game plays when it releases.
The game, which has only been announced for PC thus far, will explore humankind’s entire history. For more on the game, check out GameSpot’s preview, including quotes from narrative director Jeff Spock.
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