Humankind screenshot of a small Mayan city

[Update]: Humankind has now launched onto PC, and while a little bit buggy it's already looking pretty solid.

If you were hoping to get your hands on Amplitude's massive turn-based strategy Humankind this April, I'm afraid I bring some bad news. According to a recent update, the release date for Humankind has now been pushed back until August 17, 2021 due to the developers needing a bit more time to tweak things around based on player feedback from the recent test.

"In the weeks since the Lucy OpenDev, we've been reading a lot of feedback," explains the developer update. "While many players told us they see great potential in Humankind, they also offered a lot of constructive criticism, and often expressed concern if the game could live up to this potential in the time until release. "

"After taking stock of your feedback, of where we are with the game, and where we want it to be when we release, we have decided to postpone the release until August. We agree with you all, the game will be incredible with a little extra time, and we think we are lucky to have passionate fans like you who support us up in that decision."

As always, while these sorts of delays may be annoying, they are far, far better than the alternative. After all, even if Humankind was released this very day you'd still need to wait a few extra months in order for everything to get polished up and ready to go. So instead of going through a Cyberpunk 2077 situation where frustrated players are stuck waiting for updates to make the whole thing run properly, I'd say it's far better to simply let the devs finish the game and then dive in once the whole thing is properly baked.

Whatever your thoughts on the matter may be, you can learn more about the delay by hopping over to Steam. And just for good measure, I'll leave you with a brief trailer showing off just what the recent "Lucy OpenDev" test was all about. Enjoy!