Given the amount of information available about the games Ubisoft has in the pipeline, one has to wonder why the publisher is even bothering with an E3 keynote.
Far Cry 5 has been trailered. Everyone knows that new games in The Crew and Just Dance franchises are on the way. It’s been confirmed there is a new Assassin’s Creed game coming and it’s called Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Hell, many have even put forward the information – quite confidently one might add – that Origins will be set in ancient Egypt.
Ubisoft, of course, has remained silent on rumour and speculation (that is, any story where it isn’t in charge of the narrative), but that’s never worked in the past. Now it seems that yet another tyre on Ubi’s hype car has been punctured by an Imgur user, who has decided to post up pictures of a retail pre-order card.
As one can see, the setting for Assassin’s Creed: Origins seems to be ancient Egypt.
“Seems to be?” we hear you all cry. “What about the massive pyramid in the background of that picture and the offer of the bonus mission ‘Secrets Of The First Pyramids’? Surely there can be no doubt as to the game’s setting now.”
Well, not necessarily. First off, Ubisoft hasn’t confirmed whether this image is of a genuine article. Second, as an eagle-eyed Reddit poster pointed out on this thread, the image doesn’t seem to have Ubisoft’s new logo on it.
Other than that, though, this does seem copacetic and if it isn’t we have to tip our hats to its creator; that’s an awful lot of work to go to simply to troll Assassin’s Creed fans mere days before the E3 balloon goes up.