I spent last week playing Assassin's Creed Origins, and brought back some footage of early quests. My review goes live on Thursday, but in the meantime, I just wanted to share some early impressions about the scale of this game, and the detail of its world, via the video above.
I played the game on Xbox One X, and it's undeniably a beautiful piece of work. As you can see from the captured footage, it's big on detail, while also rendering a coherent, believable world, filled with people who have their own cares and problems.
As a game, it will be familiar to Assassin's Creed players, following a template of climbing, sneaking, fighting and discovering. Various systems underpin the game, including a progression tree, upgrade economy and crafting.
I go into more detail in the 30-minute video, and I'll have a lot more to say in the review. Assassin's Creed Origins is out this Friday, Oct. 27 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.