Assassin's Creed is a stalwart of the gaming world, created by the developers Ubisoft. It began in 2007 with the original game, Assassins Creed, an action-adventure. 

The story centres around an age old struggle between the Assassins who are believers in free-will and peace, and the Templars, whose caveat is that peace comes only through the control of humans. The series incorporates historical real-world events and figures, with fantasy and fiction. This game has yet to make it big in the eSports betting arena, but its massive legion of fans pay tribute to just how well-loved the franchise is.

Something New From Ubisoft Annually
Since Assassin's Creed 2 was released in 2009, Ubisoft has released a new instalment of the game on a yearly basis. This means that the series is currently made up of 9 main games, 17 spin offs, a variety of short films, and each of the main games have generated novels, adding to the story of the game they are about.

For a lot of fans, Assassin’s Creed has been stuck in a bit of a rut for the last 3 or so years, there were no major flops, but the impact of the games wasn't the same. Churning out a new game annually has obviously taken its toll on developers as the last few releases have been no more than a change in location for the game and a few unassuming tweaks to the stealth mechanics. This is not to say that the last few games have been of poor quality, more that they have been nice, but not fantastic.

Then out of the blue, Ubisoft took a year off with no release last year, making the wait for fans loyal to the game all the more eager to see what the next release would be about.

Assassin's Creed Origins
Finally, Ubisoft announced the release fans have all been waiting for. The latest instalment in this epic game is set to be release in October of this year.

While not much is known about the game from Ubisoft officially, there have been a variety of unofficial leaks online that have told us a fair amount about what to expect from this next instalment of the saga.

Assassin’s Creed Origins Is Set In Egypt
It is confirmed that Assassin's Creed Origins will definitely be set in Egypt. There has been a leak which shows the city of Thebes, as well as a caption showing 1354 BC as the timeline.

Due to the time period being the earliest in the franchise history to date, history books have proven to be insufficient as the only form of reference for the game. Maxime Durand, who is the production coordinator and historical researcher at Ubisoft had to work side by side with various external historians, as well as Egyptian experts to ensure that the game is as authentic as possible. The Art team have had to create a visual experience of what Ancient Egypt would have looked like at the time.

Further developments include a new Artificial Intelligence framework created for the non-player characters in the game whether human or animal. This framework allows these NPS to have their own activities and agenda in the game.

The arts team have gone as far as using satellite images of Egypt to ensure that the colours are as lifelike and true to nature as possible.

Assassin's Creed Plot
The story is set during Cleopatra’s rise to power in 49 BCE, and focusses on Bayek, who is the last of the Medjay. The Medjay were an ancient Egyptian elite police force, often used as protection for valuable areas in the country for example borders, royal cemeteries and capital cities. Bayek has left his village Siwa, in pursuit of a mystery. His journey takes him across Ancient Egypt while the country is in the process of experiencing a shift in power. This will play a role in the formation of the Assassin Brotherhood.

Launch Date
The game is set to launch on 27th October 2017 for all the normal consoles, but also includes 4K play, for the very newly released Xbox One X.

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