The long-rumoured Assassin's Creed Origins will arrive on October 27th, Microsoft announced at its E3 press conference this evening.
As previously suggested, the next installment in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series will take place in Egypt and will see the franchise go right back to the very start of the Brotherhood's history. Starring Bayek, the last Magi, the game adds several new RPG elements to the mix, such as equippable enemy weapons and Far Cry Primal's owl scanner (this time in the form of an eagle).
Since the game demoed during Microsoft's E3 press conference, the platform holder was keen to emphasise the game's 4K resolution and HDR support for the Xbox One X (previously known as Project Scorpio), with a two minute gameplay trailer captured in native 4K being one of its highlights.
The demo showcased just a single area, known as Siwa - Bayek's hometown - but judging from the sizzle reel either side of it, Assassin's Creed Origins could be Ubisoft's biggest and most expansive open world yet. Huge cities, pyramids and wilder, more mountainous terrain can be seen during the trailer, which we've embedded below, as well as horse-back riding, gladiator-style arena battles, and underwater combat.
Interestingly, no navel gameplay was shown during the demo, but it's possible we might learn more about the game's finer points during Ubisoft's E3 presser tomorrow evening. We'll be updating this story with all the latest details, so stay tuned for more E3 coverage.