mankind, the next 4X strategy game from the makers of Endless space and Endless legend, Amplitude Studios was announced today.
Previously set to arrive next month that last rival too civilization will instead be coming to PC and Stadia on August 17th, so developers can give the game more “shine”. “You have provided us with valuable feedback on the game through the OpenDev program,” the studio wrote a new developer blog post today
The last minute changes is amplitude Work on include:
- Tempo and Balancing: These were two of the most discussed topics in OpenDev feedback, and the general consensus was that the game is moving too fast and all basic resources are too plentiful.
- Diplomacy: While many OpenDev gamers liked the underlying system of diplomacy in humanity, many also found it confusing due to the user interface and feedback.
- Onboarding: Some of humanity’s systems have been difficult for gamers to understand, especially new players. Therefore, we are working hard on the onboarding experience.
- User interface / experience: We are working to improve the user interface and user experience in various areas.
The blog post goes into more detail on the individual possibilities of the studio plans to improve these areas, and all in all sounds like things worth delaying the game’s release. A developer working to fix a game before it comes out? Interesting concept.