7 gameplay surprises in Assassin’s Creed Origins

6. More modern-day gameplay

Will Desmond be coming back in Assassin’s Creed Origins?


If one thing is clear, is that being able to visit other times and places like Victorian London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has always been one of the high points of the Assassin’s Creed games. But the modern-day gameplay has always been a standout for some, helping give context to the struggle between the Templars and Assassins.

But previous entries like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Syndicate did not feature playable modern-day sections, much to the dismay of those who loved these bits in the earlier games. And although Unity’s Rifts (which let you travel forward in time to World War 2) were a nice twist on Assassin’s Creed gameplay, it’s likely many are yearning for more present-day gameplay like was seen in past games such as 2011’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.

In that game you could control well-known Assassin’s Creed character Desmond in several present-day missions, which were one of the best parts of Ubisoft’s 2011 game. Actually, leaked information about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins suggests Desmond could return in some form in the next Assassin’s Creed. This also means that playable modern-day sections could be featured in Origins, something long-time fans of the series will surely be looking forward to.