Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference is underway, and among many fresh new reveals was our first official look at the next game in the Assassin's Creed series, properly titled Assassin's Creed: Origins.
As many leaks had suggested prior to the conference, Assassin's Creed: Origins takes place in ancient Egypt. Jean Guesdon, Creative Director for Ubisoft, took to the stage to discuss the game's old-world inspiration, and described the story as following an "Egyptian Sheriff" of sorts named Bayek who defends the very origins of the Brotherhood during tumultous times. Guesdon also briefly mentioned the game's increased RPG-inspired elements before turning fan's attention toward a new bit in-game footage running at true 4K resolution on the Xbox One X.
There were a number of fresh details on display: players can expect to navigate ancient Egyptian cities on foot or on horseback, and they can also make use of a hawk to spot their targets from a distance. Traditional elements like wall climbing, leaping, and general parkour are still present, and players will be able to stealthily sneak, snipe, and otherwise slay their targets with a selection of classic Egyptian weapons.
No release date was given for Assassin's Creed: Origins, but this E3, and anything could happened. Stay tuned for more updates.
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ASP and you shall receive! UbiSoft took a PHARAOH'mount of time off from the series, but was an extra year enough? Will any gamers fall for this PYRAMID scheme?
In all seriousness I love this series (see my post history) but I would have been happy for them to take *another* year off . This looks like a very modern Assassin's Creed, and the 4K detail / draw distance is great, but I was hoping they'd give us something truly next-gen in the way the games look & feel & play.
Not sure I like how they've replaced the mini-map with the bar across the top, and now the hawk scans the world for you and all of your targets/collectables appear as icons on your gameplay screen and it's starting to look really cluttered (instead of having the clutter on the map/mini-map, now it's right in your face).
But look, I'm buying the bloody game, that's obvious.
This has the potential to be Black Flag part deux.
BTW essential viewing (moreso than this reveal trailer IMHO) is the 5.5 minute gameplay walkthu trailer: