The next game in the blockbuster “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, called “Assassin’s Creed: Origins,” is coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year, on October 27.
This newest game, announced on stage at Microsoft’s event at the E3 video game conference, will take place in ancient Egypt — letting players experience the, ahem, origins of the namesake assassins.
Notably, “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” is one of the first confirmed blockbuster games to support the new Xbox One X, Microsoft’s souped-up new Xbox, slated to ship on November 7. While it will work on any existing Xbox One console, “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” will get a big graphical boost on the new console.
In a short on-stage gameplay demo, “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” looks to be much in the same vein as previous games in the franchise. The player character infiltrated a temple-turned-fortress in order to assassinate his target, getting into acrobatic fights along the way.
This time, the player can use their pet falcon as a scout, controlling it as it flies around and see what they’re seeing. The game is expected to be more wide-open and focused on exploration than previous “Assassin’s Creed” games. Graphically, it all looks amazing.
Here’s the trailer: