With our new cover story on Assassin's Creed Origins, we're taking a thorough look at everything that Ubisoft is aiming to renovate with its newest entry. While visiting the studio in Montreal, we spoke with game director Ashraf Ismail about the traversal gameplay and what tweaks the team made to it, especially considering the ancient Eygpt setting.
Assassin's Creed Origins had a big debut at E3 2017, from our new cover reveal to a gameplay debut on an Xbox One X during Microsoft's press conference. While visiting the development studio in Montreal, we spoke with game director Ashraf Ismail about how the new entry in the series is making some big changes to the classic combat formula. Veering more into action-RPG territory, Assassin's Creed Origins hopes to offer players more choice with their inventory and combat style.
Well E3 2017 has come and gone, and we all had a great time trying to digest the full course meal of new games. Throughout the show last week, we recorded four beefy episodes of The Game Informer Show podcast and wanted to make sure they didn't pass you by. Other than almost all of the Game Informer editors appearing at one point or another, we also had great guest developers like Tim Schafer, Josef Fares, and XCOM 2's Jake Solomon.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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