Update: It appears that Assassin’s Creed Origins features Abstero soldiers. They have a very Egyptian feel to them so it’ll be interesting to see how they fit into the story.
It’s another day and another leak. Expect these to be quite frequent as E3 2017 approaches. Today, an issue of Game Informer leaked which reconfirmed Assassin’s Creed Origins, it’s Egyptian setting, and other known information. However, the issue also provided us with the release date and other interesting pieces of information. For example, did you know that development on Assassin’s Creed Origins began even before Assassin’s Creed Unity. Given the fact that the team behind Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is making it, and have spent so many years, this should be the ultimate title in a franchise that has taken many missteps over the past few years.
The main protagonist, as most should know by now, is indeed Bayek, who has been the subject of numerous leaks. His tale is set against the reign of Cleopatra, whose incomplete story has lead to many legends surrounding her. This all but confirms the leaked shirt from days ago which dated the setting of the game at 49 BCE.
Lastly, Game Informer confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Origins would support Project Scorpio. The outlet even went as far to say that it ran better on Project Scorpio than PC. Ubisoft managed to get the game up and running on the console in a matter of weeks, basically right after they got the development kit. While we don’t know the resolution the title runs at on Project Scorpio, we do know that it’s the best version—much better than PlayStation 4 Pro and even PC (in its current state).
Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to be officially unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference on June 12, but with the developer’s luck, a trailer will probably leak before then too. According to the cover, Assassin’s Creed Origins is due out on October 27, 2017.