Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey came out earlier this year after a very long development cycle. It’s a bit of a head scracther and one that many players are still trying to figure out (you can read our review here). The game’s Creator, Patrice Desilets, is thinking about the game and its upcoming updates, but it’s not the only thing he’s got in his head, as there’s another long stewing project he seems to finally be able to do.
In an interview with Wccftech, when asked about what was after Ancestors, Desilets said it’s very likely that he will return to 1666 Amsterdam, something that he announced a long time ago but seems to have never gotten off the ground due to rights issues surrounding the project. It also could look significantly different than when he first pitched it due to his new experiences and new upcoming tech.
“I’ve been talking about [1666 Amsterdam] since I got the rights back to it. Yeah, I want to make that game. The chances that it’s my next one are really, really high. In my head, I started it. I went back to what I designed in 2011 and 2012 and said, what do I want to do? Now it’s the game after Ancestors and not Assassin’s Creed II. I’m a different person and designer and have a new team, so it’s going to change.
Ancestors is going to be how Panache does games in the future. That’s our signature. So…1666 will not be an easy game. Eventually I’ll announce it for real. The elevator pitch is really simple — do you want to play the devil in 1666 Amsterdam by the guy who did Assassin’s Creed and Ancestors?”
The game was at one point announced, but then got stalled due to a rights battle that Desilet eventually won. All that was really known about the game was that you would play as the devil in, you guessed it, 1666 Amsterdam. What the game will end up looking like is anyone’s guess, but we’re still probably in for a decent wait.
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