Ubisoft took a year off to reinvent the Assassin’s Creed franchise with Assassin’s Creed Origins and it seems that their patience has paid off as Assassin’s Creed Origins launch sales are double compared to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, according to Ubisoft.
Speaking during the recent financial call, Ubisoft noted that Assassin’s Creed Origins launch sales were double compared to AC: Syndicate which is a good sign for the franchise since Syndicate saw a significant dip in sales when it launched in 2015.
According to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot, Assassin’s Creed is “officially back”. Overall Ubisoft noted that the company’s sales and profits also saw an increase with a significant margin due to a positive response to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and post-launch sales/revenue from For Honor, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Rainbow Six Siege.
Also, Ubisoft has backtracked from offering HDR support to the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins. Originally the HDR support was announced for all versions of the game but, Ubisoft has edited their post and the PC version has been excluded from the list of versions that will be getting HDR support.
Also, the PC version of the game is under heavy-fire due to its dismal performance even of the beefiest of PCs due to the reportedly use of Denuvo and VM Protect DRMs. However, Ubisoft has denied any connection between the game’s high CPU usage and DRM.
According to Ubisoft, the scope of the game is huge as it features a “living, systemic and majestic open world of Ancient Egypt” with beautiful landscapes with complex geometry with no loading screen, and it requires a lot of processing power.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is a third-person action adventure game developed by Ubisoft for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The events in the game showcase the birth of Assassin’s Brotherhood whose mission is to maintain peace and freedom.