Assassin’s Creed Origins map size was just one of the many things E3 attendees discovered in the game’s demo. Ubisoft allowed players to do a flyover of what seems to be the entire map, although only part of it was explored – most of the map was covered in thick fog, waiting to be explored. However, it was enough to start speculating about the map’s size.
While hovering over the map, we can see it has more than a dozen areas, including Alexandria, Siwa, Cyrene, the Nile delta, the Giza plateau, as well as Faiyum, the zone that was available in the demo. That doesn’t give us any idea of how large the world will be compared to the player, however.
At one point, the player zooms in on Faiyum – or more accurately, the settlement of Euhemeria. When you compare the size of the town with the size of the area, you can get a pretty clear picture of how big the world will be. Not every area will have a bustling city for you to explore, of course, and we’d expect a large part of the map will be covered by desert, but it’s still an impressively large place.
Of course, that still doesn’t mean much. A large map that isn’t filled with fun activities, locations to explore and secrets to find is of no use to anyone. The demo was far too short to give us any perspective on that, but Assassin’s Creed was never one to skimp on missions, activities and optional challenges. We do know we’ll have assassination missions, pyramid levels and stargazing puzzles, at least.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is going to launch on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on October 27th this year. Preorders are available, and you can learn more about them in our AC Origins editions & preorder bonuses list.