Assassin’s Creed: Origins Will Have Loot Boxes… With A Twist! [VIDEO]

The game’s writer and director also comments about other topics, too.

The lead writer, Alain Mercieca, previously worked together with Assassin’s Creed: Origins‘ cinematic director elsewhere. He saw Alain’s „punk play,” Squeegee Nights. He talked about it in Kotaku‘s video. Punk rock in ancient Egypt?

The game’s director, Ashraf Ismail told Gamesradar why one of the big titles of Ubisoft this year has adjustable difficulty settings (which you can change at any given point!): „We wanted more gameplay depth, and that means more challenging aspects of the game—bosses, and so on,” he said. “What we felt was, by going deeper into the gameplay challenge of the game, we’re feeding one part of the audience but not others. So it was a natural step for us to think well, let’s give difficulty settings so that if you’re more into the narrative or the historical element, you can set the game to an easier setting. If you’re the opposite, if you want that very difficult challenge, you can set the game to a harder setting.”

However, there will be loot boxes in the game, too. Don’t worry, Eurogamer calms the situation: you can only buy these with the game’s currency. Ismail’s comment follows: „[The Nomad’s Bazaar] is a unique merchant in the world who sells Carbon Crystals, which are the rarest item needed for crafting. He also sells a mystery box which can contain any weapon, piece of gear or item in the game. You can find this stuff in the world, but the idea is if you have the [in-game] money you can just buy stuff for him. It’s a way for people who hoard lots of money, if you min-max the economy system, to gamble the money and get unique stuff.

The reason we did that was that we saw, even two years ago, people playing the game in different ways. Some people would focus almost entirely on the economy, buying and selling stuff to gain as much money as they can. And we felt like, okay, that’s a valid way to play the game – it’s a part of the RPG aspect, so we’ll let them play the economy. So, it’s one way that we let players purchase or get some of the unique items in the game.”

One more thing. The gif below is an actual GameStop advertisement for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, mentioning pre-ordering. No comment. The game’s out on October 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source:Kotaku, Gamesradar, Eurogamer, AllGamesDelta

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