Assassin’s Creed: Origins is due out tomorrow and DualShockers’ Noah Buttner had the chance to play it last week at a Ubisoft event in San Francisco for over 40 hours. With the embargo lifted, most critics agree: the game is beautiful.
The version we played at the event was running on an Xbox One X, it had yet to go through critical frame rate stabilization and, because the tech issues were exclusive to the pre-release version, we purposefully omitted talk about performance from our review. That said, the game was still running capped at 30 frames per second, with dips down to the 20 range during cutscenes. Of course, it was all in beautiful 4k resolution with lightning fast load times that improved the continuity within each play session.
You can also check out our footage of the first 30 minutes of the game to possible get a sense of the environment in which the game takes place. The day-one patch notes have been outlined as well and you can find them here.
While you should check out our full written review, you can find our video review below which can give you a fuller sense of just how stunning the landscape is and how it looked playing on the unreleased Xbox One X.