Ubisoft may have indulged in a break before announcing Assassin’s Creed Origins, but that did not put a stop to the leaks. Through the long cycle of rumors, Ubisoft’s own teases, and the game’s subsequent announcement and showings, one of the biggest entices has been surrounding the game’s world. And now the creators have come forth to explain some of the nuances of Origins’ location, and much of that has to do about its size.
Even before Ubisoft had announced the game, sources closely associated with the development of Assassin’s Creed Origins had let out a number of remarkable things that fans of the series could expect. Besides the location, there was also talk of the new game having a massive open-world structure that would be integrally tied to the gameplay. But in a recent interview with Game Informer, game director Ashraf Ismail has shed more light on that front (and many more).
Answering the question that started off the interview, Ismail compared Origins to 2013’s Black Flag and affirmed that the two would have several aspects in common. It turns out that the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins will not only be abundant in “a lot of wilderness elements” and “a lot of nature” much like the earlier game, but will also be “massive.” Exactly how massive should fans expect it to be? Origins will be at least twice the size of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ismail confirmed, adding that there will be a cohesiveness to the size of it. Not only the cities, but even the surroundings have received similar treatment and will be equally important to the game. Each location will be full of unique objectives, so you can also expect it to be packed with things to do.
Besides the world, Assassin’s Creed Origins has also borrowed from Black Flag‘s thematic representation and immersive progression system, although they have been given a completely different spin. Ismail also shared some details about Origin‘s action RPG elements that have been built from the ground up. You can watch the whole podcast here.
Assassin’s Creed Origins was given a proper reveal during last month’s E3 2017 with a new trailer and gameplay details. The game will release worldwide for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 27, 2017. Meanwhile, if you are ready for a different kind of AC action, you can try out the new mobile game unveiled by Ubisoft based on the series.