Humankind console release has been delayed

The last time we’ve heard from Sega about Humankind was during the Summer Game Fest, in which we found out that Humankind would be coming to console on the 4th of November this year. Unfortunately, Amplitude Studios has hit a snag in their effort to port the grand strategy game over to modern consoles.

Sega has announced that the console release of Humankind, originally slated for the 4th of November, has been delayed indefinitely. The announcement was made through a Tweet and they didn’t get into details but rather opted to just say it was “due to some unique challenges”.

“We have to share some sad news with you today: We and our partner Aspyr Media have run into unexpected challenges in porting HUMANKIND™ to consoles, and have to delay the release on Playstation 4/5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S until further notice.”

“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 to provide the best possible experience to console players. Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to give a timeframe on a new release date right now, but we will update you all as soon as we can. In the meantime, anybody who has pre-purchased on digital storefronts will receive a refund where applicable in line with platform policy. Thank you for your understanding.”

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Despite the console release delay, Humankind’s first expansion, Together We Rule, will still be released on the 9th of November this year. Some of the new things added to the game by the expansion are new ways to deal with conflict using the new Congress of Humankind as well as the Embassy Quarter. The expansion will also introduce six new cultures to the game; Sumerians, Han Chinese, Bulgarians, Swiss, Scots and Singaporeans.

Humankind can still be played through Game Pass on a PC, but hopefully the console release delay won’t take too long.