Humankind console release delayed ‘indefinitely’ due to ‘unique challenges’

Amplitude Studios has announced that Humankind’s console ports have been postponed indefinitely.

“We have to share some sad news with you today: we and our partner Aspyr Media have encountered unexpected challenges in transitioning humanity to consoles, and have had to postpone the release on Playstation 4/5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S . until further notice,” Amplitude explained in a statement.

We are sorry to announce that the console release of #HumankindGame has been delayed.

We have more information in our blog so if you have any questions feel free to ask?

— HUMANKIND (@humankindgame) October 13, 2022

The studio continued: “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 we provide console players with the best experience possible. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to We will keep you all updated as soon as possible, in the meantime, anyone who has pre-purchased on digital storefronts will receive a refund, where applicable, in accordance with platform policies.”

Humankind was first released on PC and Google Stadia in August 2021. Console ports were announced in June, along with a second paid DLC called Cultures of Latin America. The console versions were supposed to launch on November 4, but now it looks like we’ll have to wait longer.

In IGN’s Humankind review, we said, “And maybe with time and DLC, humanity will also be next to the best of them. For now, it’s an intriguing, but not always brilliant, offshoot of a tried and true formula that makes me want to click through again.”

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey

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