In April, Microsoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Origins would appear in the Xbox Game Pass library, but did not say when. Today in its blog, Microsoft announced that the role-playing game Ubisoft with the open world will be officially available in early June, along with a number of other games.
Here’s what will appear in the Xbox Game Pass in the coming weeks:
June 1 – For Honor: Marching Fire Edition (cloud, console, PC)
June 2 – Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (console, PC)
June 7 – Assassin’s Creed Origins (Cloud, Console, PC), Chorus (Cloud, Console, PC), Disk Room (Cloud, Console, PC), Spacelines from the Far Out (Cloud, Console, PC).
Assassin’s Creed Origins is probably the best game in Ubisoft’s long history of assassination, and the first game to interrupt its annual release in 2009 has completely rethought what Assassin’s Creed might be. For many years, each new record explored turbulent periods of history, each era a little closer to the present. Then Origins went back, moving to the Ptolemaic period in Ancient Egypt – the earliest game of Assassin’s Creed.
Origins also changed the old gameplay by changing stealth and parkour to combat, prey hunting, skill trees and other micromanagement mechanics to keep track of the growing number of players. Yes, there is reason to believe that modern Assassin’s Creed games are too big.