Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is going further back in time in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The anticipated next installment of the popular action-adventure game is heading to ancient Egypt and will be taking fans along for the journey. Creative director Ashraf Ismail talked about the anticipated video game and revealed the great lengths his team went through in order to make an accurate depiction of ancient tombs.
Fans of Assassin’s Creed are getting a history lesson in Origins, the tenth major installment from the popular video game series. In the new video game, a player will once again be able to have the chance to raid tombs, something that has not been available since Assassin’s Creed 2. Ismail, in an interview with PlayStation Magazine (via Games Radar), revealed how these tombs are inspired by real history.
“A lot of them are actually built off of the actual true tombs that we’ve researched,” he explained. This is not the first time that the franchise has taken the time to do their research to add authenticity to the mythos of the Assassins and the Templars. In fact, Assassin’s Creed 2 also had tombs that can be found in real-life sites such as the St. Mark’s Basilica and Duomo in Italy.
He also recounted that the team behind Assassin’s Creed Origins consulted historians in order to recreate these ancient tombs in the game. “So for example, the Greek pyramid, all the chambers, all the corridors are an authentic representation,” he added.
Similar to Assassin’s Creed 2, players will have to face challenges inside the ancient tombs. Ismail pointed out that each site will offer different kinds of puzzles: some traditional and others navigational.
However, he admitted that they did add a few of their own exciting flair into the ancient tombs. While they tried to make the tombs as authentic as possible, Ismail said that the in-game tombs went “a bit further, like, what are the secret chambers that have not been discovered yet?”
The upcoming video game has been confirmed to have the largest explorable world to date. In a previous interview with Game Informer, Ismail said that the setting of the game is at least twice the size of Havana from Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Assassin’s Creed Origins will be released worldwide on Oct. 27. The game will be available for Xbox One, Xbox One X, PS4, PS4 Pro, and PC.