During a recent interview, Assassin’s Creed Origins’ lead director Ashraf Ismail talked more about the game’s protagonist Bayek and his view of the world around him.
According to Ismail, Bayek is deeply connected to the land of Egypt and hails from an ancient bloodline of warriors sworn to protect the land. These warriors, known as Magi, were experts of numerous fighting styles and players will get to experience those in the game.
Bayek himself feels sympathy and compassion for the Egyptians, but he is sorry for outsiders. He believes in the rituals and the police structures of ancient Egypt. But he keeps to the spirit of the past. … If he represents ancient Egypt, what does he have to do or do if his world dies out when the new world comes and if he wants to survive in this new world – what does it have to become?
In order to present Bayek as a physical manifestation of Egypt itself, he has somewhat of a volatile personality and can be considered to have mood swings. At moments, he would be a very happy person but that can change in an instant if things don’t go according to his plan.
Ubisoft seems to be hitting all the right notes with Assassin’s Creed Origins and it looks like taking a year off after the launch of Syndicate might finally breathe some life back into the franchise.
Ashraf himself has claimed multiple times that the development team is going to focus a lot on quality instead of filling the world with numerous pointless quests and objectives.
That being said, the world of Assassin’s Creed Origins is in no way a small one and is confirmed to be at least twice that of Havana from Black Flag.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to release on 27th October for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Pre-orders for the game are open and there is even a $800 Legendary Edition.