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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Will be Exclusive to Epic Games Store for 12 Months

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is set to be a year-long Epic Games Store exclusive, Take-Two Interactive announced today.

Given the similar exclusivity of Borderlands 3 and Outer Wilds, also published by Take-Two’s Private Division label, the news should not come as a surprise. However, during an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stressed that such exclusivity deals will be “rare” and always timed:

“[I]n terms of supporting the Epic Games Store, look, we think, as I said earlier, more distribution is a good thing. And while it’s rare that we’ll do exclusives for any period of time, we will continue to support Steam with our titles, with catalog. And these titles will be going to Steam relatively quickly after their initial availability exclusively on the Epic Games Store.”

Interestingly, Borderlands 3 is scheduled for release outside the Epic Games Store just six months after its September 13 release, whereas both Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and Outer Wilds will be exclusives for a full year.

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Decide France’s Industrial Future in New Railway Empire DLC

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Kalypso Media has announced new downloadable content for its rail management simulator title Railway Empire.

In the new ‘France’ DLC, players can build their railway in the wake of the exile of Emperor Napoleon III. The Third Republic has taken power following the collapse of the French monarchy, so players have the power to decide the industrial future of France.

Players can decide to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure (alongside the new “Eiffel Tower”), or to increase the strength of the country’s borders to prepare for military conflict.

The DLC is set between 1874–1890 and adds 10 train engines, over 12 tradeable goods, and 31 new cities, as well as new songs and characters. The map can be played in the Free Game and Sandbox modes.

Railway Empire: ‘France’ is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for US$12.99. The game has also received a new update (Update 1.9).

Check out the trailer for the new DLC below.

OnlySP’s Rhain Radford-Burns discussed the importance of Railway Empire in the wider genre of historical games, noting that “the developer grants an insight into the importance of such seemingly menial tasks.”

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