Humankind game screenshot of a smaller city

[Update]: Humankind's very first DLC is bringing in six African cultures and brand new events on January 20th.

After going through a whole assortment of beta tests, Amplitude's 4X strategy game Humankind has now been unleashed in full. Much like Civilization from which it draws a great deal of inspiration from, Humankind will have you guide your people from the Ancient to the Modern Age, advance and expand your cities, create wonders and unravel new technology, and naturally, deal with your neighbors through either diplomacy or warfare.

The area where Humankind differs greatly from Civilization is, funnily enough, in the civilizations themselves. Instead of picking one nation you will guide from the very beginning and sticking with them, Humankind allows you to combine up to 60 historical cultures in order to create a unique faction with its own set of perks and beliefs.

You can get a bit of an idea of what this looks like in action, as well as what Humankind's endgame is all about, through one of the recently posted developer previews. Have a peek, it's a fairly informative one:

If all of that looks like something you'd love to get involved with, I'd recommend first heading over to Steam and checking out some of the user reviews. Humankind is by no means a bad game, but it's a little bit shaky on the technical side right now, so make sure you're aware of any of the potential issues before diving in.

Have fun!