ASSASSIN'S CREED Origins looks spectacular in 4K running on Xbox One X, but that hasn't been the biggest reveal for the new Ubisoft game this week.
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Origins has managed to wow gamers this last week following the release of twenty minutes of glorious 4K Xbox One X gameplay (which you can see further down) but stunning graphics is far from the biggest change coming to the game.
It has also been revealed that the new Assassins Creed game will have a much bigger map size than its predecessors, according to its director.
Ashraf Ismail, who directed the new game, states that the maps will be “at least twice the size” of Havana, Assassins Creed: Black Flag's biggest map, and will be open from the get-go but this is not what he wants players focussing on.
Since the first game debuted in 2006, fans have been raving about the content-heavy open worlds, and this addition looks set to top the earlier games in more ways than one.
The newest instalment, Assassins Creed: Origins, set to release on 27th October this year, sees you exploring the roots of the Order of Assassins in ancient Egypt, the furthest back the series has ever gone.
The game follows an all-new protagonist, Bayek, as he battles his enemies in a number of locations within Egypt.
The entirely new setting will include five whole new areas to explore, including Giza, Memphis, Siwa, the Nile Delta and Faiyum, and they will be littered with never-before-seen content.
Ismail states that the game has focussed on attention to detail: “The experience that you have inside of it. It’s how alive it is. So we filled these locations with quests, with making each city feel unique to itself.”
This might normally worry an Assassin’s Creed fan, as previous entries to the series have seen side quests being more annoying than fun, but the new game seems to be changing that.
Early impressions and new footage from the Xbox One on YouTube channel Outside Xtra seem to show the game taking an entirely different route.
Outside Xtra’s Ellen Rose says: “You will find unique characters around the world with their own quests and agendas, and quests you can undertake that will be completely optional”.