Take-Two has announced it will publish Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, developed by original Assassin’s Creed creator, Patrice Desilets.
A new Publishing label has been formed by Take-Two, which will publish titles from “top independent developers.”
Private Division has been in the works for over two years at the company, and its aim is to support the “growing number of independent studios creating high quality games based on new IP.”
The new division will publish several upcoming titles such as Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games, the studio led by Patrice Desilets.
Announced in 2015, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey was originally developed as an third-person episodic adventure with resource management and survival elements. In each episode, the player relives some of the “greatest moments of mankind”. Each episode was to be linked with the next providing continuity.
Along with Humankind, Take-Two’s Private Division will also publish an unannounced RPG currently codenamed Project Wight from The Outsiders, a studio founded by ex-DICE developers David Goldfarb and Ben Cousins.
An unannounced RPG from Obsidian Entertainment led by Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, co-creators of Fallout, is also in the works. The studio took to Twitter last month to tease the project, without providing any details, of course.
There is another unannounced title in the works supported by the publishing arm from V1 Interactive. It’s a sci-fi first-person shooter from Halo co-creator and Halo: Reach creative director Marcus Lehto, who founded the studio.
Additionally, Private Division is the publisher for Kerbal Space Program, which Take-Two acquired in May of this year.