Ancestors is the new adventure game coming from Assassin’s Creed developer Patrice Desilets, who revealed more on the game at Reboot Develop.
He commented in a report to Games Industry Biz, that the third person action adventure will no longer be episodic, even though it will adopt a similar style to Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia games.
Ancestors will follow the still evolving ape, set in Africa, with the title being an open-world adventure, exploring the rise of mankind.
“It’s a third-person adventure game set 10 million years ago,” he said at Reboot Develop, “Before it was episodic and that changed the pace, but the content is the same. It’s a bigger game, a bigger world. It was hour to hour, now it’s open and I let the player tell their own stories. There are systems talking to each other, not me taking players by the hand. You’ll create the story of your own ancestors, and maybe it will be different than what science claims.”
He went on to say “We’re all big apes, that’s what we are. We’re mutants that live in a fast-paced technological place, but that’s not what we are. We’re made out of the jungle, that’s why we’re scared of everything. We’re good at fleeing. That’s why we’re afraid of talking in front of people, missing the train.”
A teaser trailer was also released for Ancestors, touching on the open world, action adventure.