Update: It is a fake.
From what the trailer shows, the game will be taking us back into the hands of the Assassins, rather than the thinly-veiled Ubisoft studio where the last few games have had their “present day” area set. Now, the Assassins will apparently be investigating a recent spate of cyberattacks that aren’t being perpetrated by Abstergo.
Ever since Assassin’s Creed 3, the real-world segments of Assassin’s Creed have had the rather sinister backdrop of Juno, a member of the precursor race called Those Who Came Before, working to try and take over the world. Now, according to the Assassin’s Creed: Origins trailer leak, we’ll be going back to Egypt in 1354 BC.
This finally lends credence to a number of leaks and hints that the game would be set in Egypt, and that the main character would be an escaped slave. With all of the ancient architecture that Egypt is known for, Egypt has a lot of different opportunities for parkour and other exploration.
We’ll likely be seeing the full version of the Assassin’s Creed: Origins trailer leak when E3 rolls around, and specifically at the Ubisoft conference. After several years of somewhat lackluster Assassin’s Creed games, hopefully Assassin’s Creed: Origins and its new past setting will help the series get back into the good graces of gamers.
So, with E3 only around two weeks away, Assassin’s Creed fans should cross their fingers and hope that Origins looks good enough that it will surpass Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate when it finally comes out.