The Best Assassin’s Creed Game Is Coming To Game Pass

The Best Assassin’s Creed Game Is Coming To Game Pass
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In April, Microsoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Origins would come to the Xbox Game Pass library, but didn’t say when. Today, in a blog post, Microsoft said that Ubisoft’s open-world action RPG will officially be available early next month, alongside a number of other games. Here’s everything coming to Xbox Game Pass in the coming weeks.

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June 1

  • For Honour: 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)
  • Disc Room (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Spacelines from the Far Out (Cloud, Console, PC)

And the following games will be unavailable as of June 15:

  • Darkest Dungeon (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Greedfall (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Limbo (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Worms Rumble (Cloud, Console, PC)

Assassin’s Creed Origins, arguably the best game in Ubisoft’s long-running historical fiction murder series — and the first to break an annual-release cadence that started in 2009 — totally reimagined what an Assassin’s Creed game could be. For years, every new entry explored tumultuous periods from history, each era a bit closer to the modern age. Origins then dialed it way back, zipping to the Ptolemaic period in ancient Egypt — the earliest an Assassin’s Creed game had been set at that point.

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Origins also upended long-standing gameplay, trading stealth and parkour for action combat, loot-hunting, skill trees, and other micro-managerial mechanics in service of watching numbers go up. Yes, there’s a case to be made that modern Assassin’s Creed games are too big, and while the two most recent entries — Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — are indeed 90-hour escapades, Origins came out during the Era of Manageably Sized Games. You can knock out the main story alongside a bunch of side-quests in 50-odd hours, making it the ideal backlog-sized game.

 

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