We know that Ubisoft is working on a new Assassin’s Creed game after putting the franchise on hold for a year. Rumors have been running rampage all of last year as to what the studio was doing and what direction the next Assassin’s Creed game was heading. All everyone new was that it was most likely going to take place in ancient Egypt, but other than that not much was known.
The rumor of the location was confirmed when this image leaked:
Then, just a few days ago, another announcement was made that the next Assassin’s Creed game was definitely taking place in ancient Egypt, and that it would be a sort of “soft reboot” for the series. The leak also said that this game was going to be much much bigger, and a lot less linear. Assassin’s Creed: Empire, now confirmed to be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, is set to improve on everything it’s predecessors failed in, and expand on everything they excelled in. Origins will also include naval warfare, a much loved feature from Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Another image leak may have confirmed this.
EGMNow reported that the new game would be substantially bigger, with two playable characters, male and female, much like Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
According to these new sources, the next game will be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and will be a “vast open world experience” set in ancient Egypt. Because it’s so big, though, the adventure will range far outside of Egypt, transitioning through Greece, [World War II–]era France, “an Asian country,” and a modern day Abstergo Industries facility. Boats are supposed to make a return, allowing players to sail the Mediterranean and engage in Naval combat.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is supposed to focus on the very first guild of assassins, and it is said to have a progression system much like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If the rumors are true, then this could be the best Assassin’s Creed game since Assassin’s Creed II. Of course, knowing Ubisoft, the “Asian country” and perhaps other locations will be locked behind a wall of paid DLC, which is a s**** move if it is.
Another interesting aspect would be the World War II era France. Perhaps this will be like the memories found within Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, where Eve Frye’s granddaughter is fighting during World War I. I thought this part of the game was fun because it allowed you to explore the war torn city of London, and there was a feeling of despair as the Assassin’s helped change the tide of the war. Perhaps this section of Origins could conclude the story of Evie Frye’s granddaughter.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is still very much shrouded in secrecy, and we don’t know anything else about it. I’m expecting Ubisoft to reveal something during E3, taking place this June. Hopefully we’ll get the Assassin’s Creed game fans have been waiting for. I cannot wait to see what Origins has to offer, both in gameplay and story, and I really want to explore this brand new setting. We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed in hopes that this new game can meet and even exceed out expectations.
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