Several weeks ago, Ubisoft confirmed that there would be another installment in its Assassin's Creed franchise during this financial year for the company, but it stopped short at officially naming what the next title in the series would be. Now, it looks as if a reservation card for a PlayStation 4 version of the game has outed the official title as Assassin's Creed: Origins, and provides several other details for the forthcoming release.
As seen in the picture below from the Imgur user known as "jimmyfallon007," not only does it appear as if the sequel is set to be dubbed Assassin's Creed: Origins, but also Ubisoft seems to have plans for a Gold Edition of the title that offers additional goodies such as the base game, a deluxe pack, a steelbook case, as well as the entire season pass for post-launch content. Furthermore, there looks to be an incentive to pre-order, for those who do will receive a bonus mission called "Secrets of the First Pyramids."
At first glance, the reservation card for Assassin's Creed: Origins definitely appears to be legitimate, as the artwork reflects the styles displayed on prior entries' covers in the past, and all of the previously rumored gameplay elements such as the protagonist's shield, bow, and eagle companion found from a screenshot leak a while back are featured. Of course, when it comes to unofficial images circulating online, it's difficult to discern their veracity, so it's always important to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism regarding such revelations.
One aspect of the Assassin's Creed: Origins reservation card that could make it a fake can be seen in the Ubisoft emblem in the bottom right hand corner. As it so happens, the one being displayed in the picture above is the company's old insignia, as the publisher and developer has now adopted a new and more minimalist logo. That said, though, Ubisoft could have easily had these cards printed well in advance of its decision to change the logo.
Leaks and rumors aside, there's not much longer until we hear more about the next Assassin's Creed game from Ubisoft, as the company is expected to deliver the goods about the title during its E3 2017 press conference next week. Bearing this in mind, one can only hope that the company's decision to take a break from the franchise for a year gave it time to develop something unique for the series that's worth waiting for.
Assassin's Creed: Origins has yet to be officially announced, but it's likely being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.