The future was anything but clear when creator of the Assassin’s Creed series Patrice Désilets left Ubisoft in 2013. The game he had been working on, 1666: Amsterdam, seemed to disappear, though before long there emerged between Désilets and Ubisoft a legal battle over the rights to the game that is still ongoing.
Recently it was revealed that Désilets had started a new studio, Panache Digital Games, and now we know what the studio’s first project will be. Well, sort of.
“The minds that made you hump from rooftop to rooftop, climb a campanile with your brother, run on walls to avoid traps, and rewind time for your love. After having fought millions of templars, hidden in haystacks, and chased a pope, it is time for something new. For the greatest adventure of all. Our own.” Thus reads a portion of the teaser for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey shown at Reboot earlier today.
Désilets answered a few brief questions after the teaser aired, but he spoke mostly about how the team at Panache is focused on creating a believable player character, which he described as an “actor,” Polygon reports.
Ancestors will be a third-person action adventure with survival elements, but not much more is known about the actual gameplay. “Through each episode, we want the player to relive the greatest moments of mankind with a documentary twist. Our civilization is one idea away from extinction … or evolution,” the game’s announcement page on Panache’s website reads.
The studio is still hiring, and the game appears to be in the very early stages of development, so it will likely be some time before we get even a glimpse of gameplay. No details on a release date or even what platforms the game will launch on have been shared yet.
See the teaser video announcing Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey below.