Stunning Xbox One X Assassin’s Creed Origins gameplay straight from E3

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Assassin’s Creed is back this year, with a game that marks quite a star change of direction for the series. While the core tenets of Assassin’s Creed are all in place, there have been great, sweeping changes to how the game plays. It’s no longer a game about hunting checkpoints for starters, and is far more focused on rewarding real exploration.

Says producer Julien Laferriere:

“We wanted for players to look for visual cues in the world, to be able Egypt in the way we crafted it. That’s also the reason why we brought Senu, your pet eagle. She will give you a brand new perspective, a top-view perspective, on that world. We really wanted to give you a different approach. But an approach that would allow more immersion for the player. That’s why we made a really minimal UI so that players can really absorb that world we’ve crafted.”

And that’s more than evident in the gameplay. Here’s 20 minutes of the game, captured on Xbox One X.

One of the bigger changes comes in its combat too, which has also received a spectacular overhaul.

With Bayek thrust into the underbelly of competitive fighting, get a good look at Assassin’s Creed Origins’ new combat system in motion with a good look at new enemy types too.

Read  Retailers leak Assassin’s Creed Rogue HD re-release

In case you missed it, here’s what we said of the game in our preview from E3:

“Ubisoft is clearly serious about reigniting the franchise in a smart way, giving returning fans and newcomers alike a springboard into the complex and fascinating lore the games have always added to. The ancient Egyptian setting too fits as the perfect piece of land to get really lost within, while the game itself does a good job of giving you the ease and tools needed to make that journey far more exciting than the eventual destination. “
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Last Updated: June 14, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Jim of the Banana

    I’ll admit, if I was a PC gamer obsessed with eye-watering resolution, high frame rates and how shiney the shinies are, I’d probably be nutting on my keyboard right about now, but at the end of the day, as has been shown repeatedly…. gameplay trumps graphics!

    I certainly hope that the boney X has more than just pretty shinies….

    • MonsterCheddar

      Its called an XBonks.

      • It’s the xxXboxOneXxx and you know it

        …Also “Extortion Box” (add colourful words here)

        • MonsterCheddar

          Go away…..

          #foreverXBonks

          • Jim of the Banana

            Boney X!!!! 😂

          • MonsterCheddar

            ;P

      • Jim of the Banana

        Oxo beef cubes!!!

        • MonsterCheddar

          LOL

    • Pieter Kruger

      Are you saying the gameplay in Assasins Creed Origins is bad? If not then logic should proof to you already that XBOX has got more than just pretty “shinies”, not? What about the other 50 plus games already confirmed to be true 4K on XBOX, they all have bad gameplay too? XBOX just proofs that unlike PS4 Pro you can have the best of both, graphics and gameplay, not just either/or.

      • “true 4K”

        Ummmm…no

        They keep using the word “native” and they clearly have no idea what power is needed to get “true” 4K gameplay. Unless this XboneX will cost R30k.

        It’s just upscaled 1080p

        • AC Origins runs at a native (no checkerboard) 4K on the Xbox One. We confirmed such with Ubi at E3.

          • Alright. But I am still going to wait until people confirm this after launch, since Ubi is the boy who cried wolf way to many times in the past.

          • MonsterCheddar

            Stop being jelly now.

            #XBonksrules

            And you Love Ubi. Just admit it.

          • Being jelly and having knowledge of hardware needed for “true”/”native” 4K is a bit different 🙂

          • Pieter Kruger

            Remember hardware needed to run native/true 4K on PC is a whole other ball game, thats the whole point of the XBOX, a spec/price comparible PC will never run 4K.

          • Yes it is hard on PC, cause you don’t have all this tricks and gimmicks consoles use to allegedly do true 4K at 1/5th the price.

          • Pieter Kruger

            Errr I’m confused now by what you mean by true 4K? If you mean 4K UHD native 3840 × 2160, then yes XBOX can do it at 1/5 of the price! It can do something only about 5% of all PC’s on STEAM today can do, but that was the whole idea, why they made the XBOX.

          • Eh? R7,500 is not 1/5 of the price of a PC capable of belting out 4k.

          • I was just spit balling a really rough price WAAAAAY under estimate. It’s really closer to competing with R30k gaming PC’s.

          • MonsterCheddar

            o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K o/ True 4K

          • Pieter Kruger

            Hey I have no idea, just replying to what Ottokie said. Last time I bought a gaming PC was 5 years ago for R20k I think, haven’t turned it on in 4 years now….

          • Jim of the Banana

            You tell them Pieter! PCs are just for Excel, photoshop, meme-posting and porn!!!!!

          • You excel at looking for porn!

          • Pieter Kruger

            I agree Chuckles, I agree! 😂 Not really, but XBOX is by far THE cheapest option for 4K gaming!

          • Jim of the Banana

            Yes, OXO Beef Cubes, we need to stand firm and fight for our rights as console gamers.

          • Hammersteyn

            XD XD XD

          • The problem remains. Those 5% PC’s on steam that can do native 4K. We know their GPU clocks, the CPU performance, the RAM. We have all the specs.

            And what do we get on Xbox side? “The developers said so”

          • Pieter Kruger

            Dude just Google, all the specs are there, I’m not sure what all the stuff means even…,😉

          • I went to go find some. Yes the specs are there. But nowhere can you find benchmarks showing the performance while running a game at 4K

          • Admiral Chief

            7 FPS, Raps told me

          • Oi! Master race! I now join you! BWAHAH! Have a similar rig to Trev now! Boom! No longer am I hiding in the shadows!

          • Gif steam ID…or just one through Trev’s friend list.

          • No, Trev has already tried to get me to join steam. I will not buy games and have them collect virtual dust, nay I say, NAY!

          • Admiral Chief

            Then I DON’T BELIEVE YOU!

          • I even have the same card as Trev (well, equivalent)

          • Admiral Chief

            SteamID or GITS. You can even WhatsApp it to me

          • I honestly don’t have one! I know what you people are doing, you are the Horde! And I’ve seen how the movie ended!

          • Admiral Chief

            Get Steam you nooblet!
            ONE OF US
            ONE OF US

          • There is a sale the 22nd…a big one…ONE OF US! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

          • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

          • Admiral Chief

            75% off or more

          • Admiral Chief

            Sometimes, even 90% off

          • Exactly how do you have a gaming PC without Steam… does the console virus persist this long after not paying those wild prices anymore?

          • Nah, got the PC this week and have a backlog I want to CLEAR before starting a new one 😛

          • But a backlog is so fun to have. You can help me finish up my 290 games yet to even be installed.

          • lol

          • Jim of the Banana

            OUT AND PROUD AS A PEEE SEEEA GAMER!!!

          • I don’t talk to peasants anymore… HAHA!

          • Jim of the Banana

            That’s mean, Trevor isn’t just a peasant…

          • He has feelings!… BWAHAHAH!

          • Jim of the Banana

            Your face has feelings!!!!!

          • Yeah! When I use it to punch your fist! HAHAH! 0_O

          • Jim of the Banana

            You were abusive to the Chief? Damn fam… that’s a little disgusting. Erwin deserves to live his life violence free. It’s not his fault that he’s a Peee Seaa gamer.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You go play Zelda on your goddamn Etch ‘n Sketch!

          • Cus so far they’ve only shown PCs pretending to be Xbox One X Scorpion Sub-Zero consoles! teheheh

          • I wish this was a joke but since we have seen this happen at previous E3 events, I would not even be surprised.

          • My point 😉

          • Err. There are games on PS4 right now that run at 60fps at Native 4K. Wipeout Omega Collection as an example. You can choose to have it run Native, or using checkerboarding.

          • Is checkerboarding when you win the race?

          • I can understand small games like that running at 4K since there is not a lot to actually render, and there is not a lot of particles like fauna and flora to make pretty.

          • HAVE YOU EVEN SEEN IT RUNNING?
            https://youtu.be/WD8E5KEd5CU

          • xD

            I have yes. I will pick it up soon myself

          • Pieter Kruger

            You have to remember that the XBOX is much more powerful than the PS4Pro though.

          • I don’t deny that. My problem lies with the “true” 4K part

          • Pieter Kruger

            Well maybe this might mean something to you(It’s french to me): Ark developer just said the XBOX is like a PC with GTX1070 with 16GB RAM? Also, Forza 7 runs native 4K 60fps with 30% power to spare (Highly optimized engine though!)

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Pieter Kruger

            I’m sure Digital Foundry will have 100’s of videos up once it launches with all the benchmarks comoaring it to PC and PS4pro….

          • Hammersteyn

            HAH! told you, he always says Google it.

          • Well, We (and I mean Alessandro) has seen it with his own face. These videos above were captured by him personally. From the game running at 4K.

          • Admiral Chief

            “eeen” some “veideos” personally eh?

          • He’s excited…

          • But the videos do not have statistics showing what the hardware is busy doing while running the game. So it can still be just upscaleing 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            And you can’t even see more than 30fps anyway.

          • MonsterCheddar

            Okay….stop being salty then.

          • Pieter Kruger

            It’s not just Ubi, but then again maybe all the developers are in on this 4K ruse……😉

          • GooseZA

            Pretty sure digital foundry did tests with Forza as well and said it runs native 4k smooth as butter.

          • Pieter Kruger

            Apparently now the AC engine runs at 900p and all “4K” are upscaled? That’s complete bullshit if true! How can MS & Ubi think this is OK & that they can get away with it? Have they not heard of DF yet? 😠

        • Pieter Kruger

          Native/True i.e. NOT upscaled/Not dynamic!

          • Ok then. Link the benchmarks please

          • Pieter Kruger

            😂😂😂

          • So there is zero proof that it’s actually doing “true” 4K xD

            Everyone is just going by word of mouth?

          • Hammersteyn

            He’s gonna tell you to use Google

        • You’re just plain wrong. 🙂

          • I am just plain skeptical 🙂

      • MonsterCheddar

        Its Xbonks.

        • Pieter Kruger

          They can call it the Xbox Pro for all I care, it’s the best place to play!

          • MonsterCheddar

            Agreed.

        • Jim of the Banana

          Boney X!!! 😂

          • You shut up! Leave Xbox 2-X X-One alone!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I can’t wait for the Xboney X Xmas album with all the greatest hits.

            Little Boner Boy, Ma Boner, Mary’s Boy Boner, etc.

          • BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

          • MonsterCheddar

            XD LOOOOOOL

          • Jim of the Banana

            Muahahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

    • Stop with your puppetry!

      • Jim of the Banana

        You’re a dirty sockpuppet!!!

        • You’re a filthy, used sockpuppet!

          • Jim of the Banana

            Hai!!! You’re an unused factory-soiled sock puppet!

          • Admiral Chief

            Pfff, you are a GUPTA PUPPET!

          • OHHHHHHHH!

          • Jim of the Banana

            Your face is a GUPTA PUPPET!!!!

  • MonsterCheddar

    Looks pwettiful.

  • Nikola

    This really looks amazing, taking that year between releasing I think did Ubisoft good from all the gameplay I’ve seen so far I am sold. But also I’ve played every AC game and enjoyed all of them besides Unity as long as they don’t mess it up that bad haha!

  • The X Box, one what?

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