The video game industry really has come a long way. Ahead of the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins, co-director Jean Guesdon promised that the historical adventure-action game would provide a unique experience for everyone.
Assassin’s Creed Origins, the tenth major installment from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will feature an open-world formula that would feel real. For one, the developers went out of their way to place the tombs in their real-life locations. Ubisoft also made it a point to give each character their own, personal stories.
All these efforts were to give players a one-of-a-kind experience. In an interview with PC Gamer (via WCCF Tech), Guesdon explained how each player would experience the same game differently.
“We create a world, we place some content in it – we have dozens of quests, and people that you will meet who will tell you stories,” he explained. “But in between, when you’re in the world, a lot of things can happen. And no two people will have the same experience – it’s just not possible. We’ve reworked the AI so that all living beings in the world are real AI.”
The developers also added a few minor touches that made the game feel a lot more real. Guesdon pointed out that in Assassin’s Creed Origins, players will see the animals moving like they would in real-life. For example, the in-game lions are hunting for antelopes or crocodiles will be attacking hippopotamuses seeking for water. This minor details made the world even more alive.
Another thing that Ubisoft added in the new game is the ability to train animals to fight alongside its hero, Bayek. Games Radar reported that Assassin’s Creed Origins would allow players to tame predatory animals like eagles, lions, and even crocodiles in order to help explore the fictional world.
Fans already saw the eagle, Senu, in the trailers released by the gaming company earlier this year. The winged beast has the capacity to fly through the terrain and report back to Bayek.
Meanwhile, creative director Ashraf Ismail chose to tame and train a crocodile. He recounted that the animal was slow (like in real life) and could not keep up with Bayek. After a while of not seeing the animal, he thought that he had lost it. It eventually showed up to save him in the nick of time. Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available for purchase starting Oct. 27.