Patrice Desilets is not only the creator of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey but he has also worked on iconic games such as Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Assassins Creed. In a recent interview, he was asked whether Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey would get sequels and he confirmed that would indeed be the case.
Patrice Desilets envisioned Ancestors as the first part in a trilogy and he is interested in making the rest of the games. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
For sure. We didn’t go through all of human evolution, so there are some years left for us to tackle in sequels down the road, because the game finishes around two million years ago, so we’ve still got two million years to cover eventually… so we’ll see. We’ll see if we do [a sequel] in the future. On paper, on the design board, it’s done. Now it’s just a matter of seeing when we’re gonna do it.
If you are a fan of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and enjoyed playing the game then you will be excited to know that the game is going to get sequels if things go according to plan. Patrice Desilets also talked about the hardships of making an ancient world come to life in the game and the following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
The difficulty of recreating Africa ten million years ago is the fact that it’s organic, there’s no architecture. A computer prefers 90-degree angles, and as a player, it’s also tougher to read a really organic space. That was the main challenge: how do we make the game space readable for players so that they can eventually go and make choices. As for the animals, because I don’t have a team of 800 people, we had to come up with clever situations and solutions to give the impression of complex animal behaviours.
Let us know whether or not you would be interested in playing Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey sequels if they come out.
Source: Xbox Magazine Issue May 2020