How Humanity Stole the Show at Sony’s State of Play (and How You Can Play It Now)
Enhance and THA, the studios behind Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s game Humanity, have announced that the long-awaited title will finally be launched in May this year, and will be available on multiple platforms, including PS4, PS5, PlayStation VR and PlayStation VR2. This announcement was made during Sony’s State of Play event, where they also revealed that a demo of the game is already available for download on the PlayStation Store, although it will only be available for a limited time.
Humanity is a peculiar puzzle and platformer hybrid where players take on the role of a Shiba Inu, leading human crowds to safety in pillars of light. The game offers a 90-level story mode, where players can expect to encounter flying people and lightsaber battles with the enigmatic “Others,” among other oddities. Furthermore, players can also build their own maps to challenge other players.
The development of Humanity has been a long and arduous process, with the game being unveiled in September 2019 and initially planned to be released on PS4 and PSVR in 2020. While it’s not clear what caused the three-year delay (the pandemic likely contributed), the game’s unique premise and innovative gameplay mechanics may make it worth the wait for avid gamers.