A whole lot of information and impressions for Assassin’s Creed Origins seemed to have flooded out of Gamescom with many sounding based on the similar demo shown off in the recent past for the game. I am not saying this is a bad thing here at all, but this is what Ubisoft has been bringing around so everyone can have a chance to give it all a play before October 27th when it hits the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, during the most recent event, we did get to see more of the inner machinations and scheming that will be going on with the power players in Assassin’s Creed Origins all to drive the story a bit more. Mainly with the focus on Caesar, Cleopatra, and Ptolemy. Pretty much the big names that could be expected given the Egyptian setting and era.
It was also not a huge surprise to find out that Assassin’s Creed Origins is going to be one of the larger worlds for the franchise to date. We heard as far back as E3 that this would be larger than the entire map of Black Flag, including the oceans and waterways that will mostly be replaced by desert in this new title. That is definitely impressive if you ever had a chance to go through that Assassin’s Creed title from one side to the other. I guess that is why we have the "fast travel" system set up with Bayek being able to follow his eagle to a location without us needing to run the whole way. That would seem to take forever to get around if it were all by foot.
Assassin’s Creed Origins — New Adventures In the Series’ Biggest World Yet
Assassin’s Creed Origins director Ashraf Ismail and historian Maxime Durand talk about the important characters you'll encounter on your adventure through Ancient Egypt and what you'll be doing while exploring a vast world in conflict.
Another interesting aspect that Ubisoft touches on for Assassin’s Creed Origins' huge and dynamic world is that there will not be specific hubs for missions and contracts and that we will come upon them more organically as we play the game. That is, we will not have markers or indicators on the individuals who are there to give us a task, but we can walk into an area and stumble upon one by accident. This can even be while we are already on a task and then can decide which has the greater importance and urgency. I am not sure how I feel about that in an open-world setting, but it does sound like it will add volumes to the immersion of this Assassin’s Creed game.
Lastly, up on the docket here is a quick look at each of the figures we will be interacting with in Assassin’s Creed Origins as they all vie for power. That and so we can see how they will fit in as we head out to handle the shadow organization that is pulling the strings to keep things in their own vision. I am going to guess this will be the start of the Templars as well or at least the original heads of the organization. If I had to guess, it will all be part of a ruse being pulled by Caesar by the end of Assassin’s Creed Origins so we can keep the real-world history a bit in line. At least if my own memory serves on how that all played out without the mystical aspects and other shadow organizations in the world.
Assassin’s Creed Origins — Game Of Power
The Assassin’s Creed Origins Game of Power Trailer and witness the growing struggle between powerful figures such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and the Pharaoh of Egypt, Ptolemy XIII.
Are you excited to see how large Assassin’s Creed Origins will be when all is said and done? Do you truly think it will feel larger that the map of Black Flag in the end or will it just be that way with us only traveling to a specific subsection of the map the whole time with the rest of the exploration left up to us? How do you feel about the organic nature of the missions and contracts and do you think it will flow just as they intend them to? Let everyone know what you are thinking down in the comments and then discuss. For more on Assassin’s Creed Origins, stay right here as we will keep all of these fun updates flowing out as soon as we can get our hands on them all.