While the Assassin's Creed franchise is primarily about historical settings and characters, modern day elements have also been important to the games. So far, Ubisoft has been tight-lipped on how modern day gameplay will be featured in the upcoming Assassin's Creed Origins, but a comment by developer Bruno Guerin may give fans a hint of what to expect.
Guerin reportedly spoke to Redditor TDCAUGirl at a Ubisoft event in Brazil. TDCAUGirl asked Guerin about how modern day gameplay would work in Assassin's Creed Origins, and while he didn't offer specifics, he teased that fans should pay attention to the loading screens that appear when they de-synchronize in the game.
Apparently, the de-synchronization process in Assassin's Creed Origins features symbols that are similar to the ones seen in the poorly-received Assassin's Creed movie. This could be a hint that the modern day segments in Assassin's Creed Origins may feature an Animus apparatus like the one used by Michael Fassbender in the film.
Of course, that's just speculation at this time, and with the game so close to launch, it's likely there won't be concrete answers about its modern day gameplay until the release this coming Friday. When launch day comes around, it will be interesting to see just how modern day gameplay works in Assassin's Creed Origins, and if it is well-received by fans or not.
Over the many entries in the series, reception to modern day gameplay in Assassin's Creed titles has been mixed, to say the least. While many fans seemed to enjoy the story of Desmond Miles, his absence in recent entries has resulted in weaker modern day segments that some have criticized as being far less compelling than the historical gameplay. With the added development time for Assassin's Creed Origins, though, perhaps Ubisoft has figured out a way to keep fans just as interested in the modern day gameplay as they are with its Ancient Egyptian open world.
Assassin's Creed Origins will be available on October 27th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.