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Assassin’s Creed Origins has multiple playable characters, but only in specific quests

Assassin's Creed Origins Egypt

Some extra tidbits are coming out about Assassin’s Creed Origins via the ongoing live demos at E3 Coliseum, Geoff Keighley’s Twitch-sponsored liveshow running throughout the week. This includes more playable characters, the present-day Abstergo sections, and multiplayer.

Here’s the Assassin’s Creed Origins release date, and everything else we know.

On characters, game director Ashraf Ismail says that there are multiple playable characters, but only during quests. The story and majority of the game is focused onBayek but at specific times you’ll get to control someone else. This was in response to a question about playable women, but Ismail didn’t elaborate.

He was also asked about the present-day sections of the game, with Abstergo and the like. They have always a controversial segment of previous games despite there never having been a main line Assassin’s Creed without it. Ismail quickly changed the subject when asked, saying news on that would come out further down the line – mysterious.

What he did confirm is that there is no dedicated multiplayer mode in Assassin’s Creed Origins. There will be “online features” that enhance the single-player portion, but no details were given. Ismail stressed that the game is humongous and it certainly looked it in the lengthy gameplay demos on show.

We’ll have more on Origins as the week wears on. Here’s the full presentation, if you want to see it: