Microsoft, EA Games, and Bethesda all had their turns presenting in the E3 2017 held in Los Angeles; now it’s Ubisoft’s turn. Even if you’re not a gamer, you must have heard of the Assassin’s Creed series unless you’ve been living under a rock. Now, after a whole year, we have another addition to the series, named Assassin’s Creed Origins.
The announcement itself wasn’t the only exciting news. It was the fact that a 4K trailer was shown that ran on Microsoft’s latest gaming console, the Xbox One X. In fact, the game was built for the Xbox One X.
As the name implies, the game will explore the origins of the Assassin’s Creed brotherhood. The storyline will follow the protagonist Bayek, yet to be a full-fledged assassin, on his journey to form the creed. Ubisoft’s Game Informer, Ashraf Ismail, spoke about the story and the protagonist in these words: “In our case, we wanted the story of one man who was already grown up but had to adapt himself to changes. And as developers we get older too. We wanted to be accessible to a younger, audience, but the story we wanted to tell was the story of a man in his 30s – almost mid-life for the time – and having to make some huge choices to change his life in order to change the world. He’s on a mission that will eventually lead to the formation of something that has tenets and a creed.”
There were two trailers of Assassin’s Creed Origins shown at the E3 event, highlighting new gameplay changes, features and controls. Check them out below:
The trailer showed classic assassination missions that we had already expected, as well as controls that were present in the predecessor games. There were new feature and tweaks seen in the gameplay though. The demo itself started off with Bayek riding a horse, so we know horse-back riding will return to this version of the series. However this time you’ll be able to ride camels too.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will also feature a controllable eagle instead of the eagle-vision for scouting and the game will allow you to raid tombs and climb pyramids. Many of the existing features such as Stealth and Sailing will be present as well. The RPG element of the game is still preserved with even more realistic options than ever before. Assassin Creed’s Origin will also feature a more dynamic world with underwater swimming options as well.
Multiple editions of the games were announced with the standard edition’s price starting at $60 to the Dawn of the Creed Legendary edition priced at a whopping US $800.
The standard edition of the game is set to release on October 27th this year and will be launched on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; however, because of its frame rate that was designed for the Xbox One X, you’ll have to buy the Xbox One X to enjoy the full visual experience of the game.