Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Origins will be free to play this weekend. From June 16th and until June 20th, PC gamers will be able to play this AC game for free. Players can also preload the game today via Ubisoft Connect.
In Assassin’s Creed: Origins, players will journey into Ancient Egypt and will discover the secrets behind the Great Pyramids, forgotten myths, the last pharaohs, and – engraved in long-lost hieroglyphics – the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed Origins came out right after AC: Syndicate, and marked a new era for the Assassin’s Creed series. Origins featured a better combat system than previous games. However, it also went to a completely different style than what AC was originally meant to be.
To be honest, while I enjoyed Origins (and to some decree Odyssey and Valhalla), I miss the gameplay of the older AC games. I miss the assassinations. I miss the interesting sci-fi modern-day stuff of the first two AC games. Yes, Ubisoft really f’ed up the modern-day stuff in the latter parts of the series (as they were trying to milk the series). However, in Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla, you could easily remove all the modern-day sequences and get a better (and more cohesive) game.
But anyway, you can preload the game via Ubisoft Connect.