Today, during Microsoft’s presentation for gamescom 2017, the publisher and developer Ubisoft unveiled a brand new cinematic trailer for the forthcoming action-adventure title, Assassin’s Creed Origins. For the most part, the fresh video focuses on the various historical figures that will appear in the game, such as Cleopatra, for instance, but also it features a stunning action set piece with the sequel’s protagonist Bayek taking down a cadre of soldiers to eliminate his target.

Without a doubt, the footage found below for Assassin’s Creed Origins was selected in order to show fans the potential of the game’s beauty on Microsoft’s forthcoming updated console, the Xbox One X, as the trailer presents many realistic environments and life-like characters. After all, the forum that Ubisoft selected to debut the video was during Microsoft’s gamescom 2017 presentation, and the game’s creators previously released many assets during the tech giant’s E3 2017 press conference as well.

Of course, while Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ cinematic trailer from gamescom 2017 is decidedly gorgeous, it doesn’t necessarily give fans of the franchise an idea as to how the sequel will play, with many wondering how combat will be handled this time around. As it so happens, the title’s director Ashraf Ismail recently explained the title‚Äôs gameplay, weaponry, and new combat system during a filmed Q&A session.

All things considered, Assassin’s Creed Origins is shaping up to be a great-looking entry in the Ubisoft franchise, as it could be just the shot in the arm the series needs in order to be revived. As of now, the publisher and developer are quite certain it will succeed when launched in the marketplace, but it has also been tempering its sales expectations for the game by predicting it will sell worse than Unity and Black Flag. However, only time will tell how well Assassin’s Creed Origins will fare upon release.

Assassin’s Creed Origins is slated to release on October 27, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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