Console owners can now play the game reviewers were accused of not playing.
Ancestors The Humankind Odyssey horses

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is now available for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Now those console players can (maybe) enjoy the game that critics "didn't play." This is at least according to former Assassin's Creed developer and creator of Ancestors Patrice Désilets.

However, that's not the purpose of today's news. Today, we're talking just about today's launch of the game on PS4 and XB1. In Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey you are tasked with trying to ensure your clan's survival through the process of evolution. You will square off against predators, explore multiple biomes, swing through jungle canopies, and develop survival skills needed to survive. For instance, did you know that you could turn a stick into a spear? It's true!

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is available now for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store (affiliate link). It can be yours for $39.99 (USD) on any of those platforms. Unknown to me, it's apparently coming to Steam at some point in 2020.

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"Ancestors is very much a story that is co-written by the player,” said Patrice Désilets, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Panache Digital Games. “We created a world in which you are free to explore and develop this narrative that you control. It’s intentionally challenging, and we give players great freedom to explore and learn on their own, which makes each discovery and accomplishment incredibly rewarding."

By analyzing your surroundings, interacting with various objects and creatures, communicating with your clan, and performing physical feats, you will grow the powers of the neuronal network, a system which provides a role-playing system to augment your traits and abilities. You may opt to develop the skill for advanced motor functions, or improve your hominid’s ability to become more resilient. There is a plethora of choices in this evolutionary path, and your choices ultimately determine the preservation of your clan. In Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, the journey rests in your hands. You decide how to evolve your clan and if the fiction will be one of prey or predator by how you play the game.