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How long is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey?

Curious of how much time it will take to fully experience Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey? Might be a bit more than you think.


One of the big questions many players face prior to buying their next game is how long it will take to beat it. What sort time commitment is necessary, and can they afford to sink that time into the game. For some gamers, how long a game takes to complete might weigh into its value in their eyes. Well, with Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, some players might have their hands full.

How long is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey?

How Long is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

While speaking with VG24/7, Patrice Désilets, creator of Panache Digital Games, the studio developing Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, stated that “Volume one is roughly between 40 to 50 hours’ worth of gameplay, so it’s not a little thing.”

While that may seem like a lot, it’s important for players to realize that this is a survival game and it’s very possible to lose an entire run. The point is to evolve and further the lineage of your clan, so if your entire clan were to die off, you’d lose your progress and start over. This is significant because it suggests that 40 to 50 hours isn’t just a single run, but what’s required to get the full experience. That could be across more than one playthrough.

To get a better idea of what sort of game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is, be sure to check out the embedded videos. The one above is an interview with Patrice Désilets that Shacknews conducted at E3 2019, and the one below is 24 minutes of gameplay to give players an idea of world, controls, and flow of gameplay.

Shacknews will be covering Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey in detail when it releases for the PC on August 27, 2019 and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in December 2019, so be sure to check out our coverage using the Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey topic for more.


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