‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ to be released in March 2018

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A teaser image for "Assassin's Creed: Origins." (Facebook/assassinscreed)

After reports leaks of the new “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” video game spread last week, a launching month for the series prequel is finally confirmed.

According to a report from Gamespot, the follow-up game to “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate” will be launched by March 31, 2018. The confirmation came with the video game developer Ubisoft’s earnings report.

Furthermore, the company also tweeted a GIF that shows the “Assassin’s Creed” logo with the words “A New Era Begins” flashing at the bottom. The post also comes with the words “Sharpen your blade. The Assassins will soon step out of the shadows…”

Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez strongly hinted during the earnings conference call that “Origins” will feature a live aspect. However, its capacity was not disclosed. It can be noted that Ubisoft has other titles under their belt like “The Division” and “Rainbow Six Siege” which feature a live component.

Earlier this month, Eurogamer reported that an off-screen image of the game was leaked. This confirms that the game actually exists. The image showed a character manning a small boat. The character is also seen carrying a bow and arrow plus a shield on his back. The title, on the other hand, was leaked much earlier in a report by WWG. The game is also confirmed to feature naval combat.

As for the game’s structure, unnamed sources say that it will be less linear compared to the previous games that came out under the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise. Moreover, there are also rumors saying the game will give players more room for mobility and exploration.

In addition, another source claimed that the game is going to be “huge” in terms of scope. The source noted that it will be Ubisoft’s biggest, as far as the franchise goes. PlayStation Universe, on the other hand, reported that the game will take place in ancient Egypt. It will also showcase a new protagonist who is yet to be named.