Fans of 4X grand strategy games – Civilization in particular – have been eyeing Amplitude Studios and Sega’s upcoming Humankind keenly since the moment it was announced, and the more we see of it, the more we become convinced that it might just be a game that genre fanatics won’t want to miss. Humankind’s launch is not far away, but before that, it’ll be getting a beta soon. A recently released trailer hypes up that beta, while also showcasing some new gameplay footage. Take a look below.
Humankind’s closed beta will let you play through a total of five eras in the game, which should be more than enough to give you a fair idea of what the game is going to have in store for you, seeing as that’s just one short of how many eras there are going to be in the full game. To gain access to the beta, you’ll need to pre-order the game either via Steam or the Epic Games Store. An exact release date of the beta hasn’t been shared yet, but with the game primed to make an appearance at the PC Gaming Show later today, we’re likely going to find out soon enough.
Humankind launches for PC and Stadia on August 17.