I find Assassin’s Creed Origins’ next-gen photorealistic overhaul stunning; I want to weep!
Even as one of the later entries into the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins remains one of its top achievements and its next-gen revamp has helped fans rediscover Bayek’s tale once more.
Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as the 10th major installment of their long-running Assassin’s Creed series in 2017, taking players back to Ancient Egypt during the end of Ptolemaic period and following Bayek and Aya, two individuals seeking revenge against Templar Order for killing their son Bayek.
Origins is one of the oldest games chronologically in the series and presents us with events which led to the formation of The Hidden Ones – precursors to what would later become the Assassin Brotherhood we know and love today. Additionally, notable historical figures like Cleopatra and Julius Caesar make cameo appearances!
Digital Dreams shared an innovative next-gen revamp of Assassin’s Creed Origins on 2021’s fifth anniversary using an AMD Radeon R9 3090 graphics card and advanced Raytracing techniques – showing us Bayek exploring Ancient Egypt like never before.
The trailer brings us on an exquisite journey across the Sahara as an assassin traverses each grain of sand beneath his feet. Additionally, we see flowing lakes bustling with boats and villagers as well as ancient streets covered with dusty footprints, bustling lakes bustling with boats and villages and temples rising majestically against a sunlit skyline – each image more breathtaking than before due to Digital Dreams’ efforts. Assassin’s Creed Origins already was an aesthetically pleasing game but Digital Dreams’ efforts further elevate it even further than it originally.
Relatedly, fans have recently acknowledged that 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has aged well, which proves its timeless quality and should serve as an indicator for future installments scheduled to release within the coming years.