During Microsoft's #E32017 presentation, Ubisoft officially unveiled the new installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise, #AssassinsCreedOrigins. This time, the game's set in Ancient Egypt (49 BC to be specific), and will tell the origin story of Bayek, the founder of the Assassins Brotherhood.
Being an origin story, we'll get to see the birth of iconic elements from the AC franchise. One of them will be the literal life-saver Eagle Vision.
Showing us the precursor to that ability, players will be able to take control of Senu––Bayek's winged eagle companion–– to accomplish tasks like casing areas, marking enemies and even taking down strongholds (that's one powerful bird). The gameplay footage gave us some insight for what to expect with the new mechanic:
The feature took a lot of fans off-guard, and as you may imagine, the internet was all up in its snark. And it was glorious.
Shut Up And Take My Money, Bird
There were a good many people who saw the potential in being able to play as an eagle in the #AssassinsCreed world:
Of Course, Fans Had Some...Suggestions
The internet being what it is, people had some, uh, "improvements" for the mechanic:
This user had bigger ideas, and suggested the eagle as a co-op mode with a... well, let's just say unusual attack mode:
Lots of poopin', guys. Lots of poopin'.
Not Everyone Was Happy With Eagle Mode Though
Whether it's because of risking being overpowered, or the mechanic being plain silly, some fans weren't onboard with the idea:
But even with all the new abilities at your disposal, a playable eagle will be a great addition to the game and will give players an edge in some of its most frustrating missions.
Fortunately––from what we saw in the gameplay reveal footag ––#Ubisoft is on the right track to make it a cool experience, but we'll have to wait and see how it evolves in the near future and how it feels once we get our hands on the game.
What do you think about Assassin's Creed Origins' new eagle mechanic? Let me know in the comments!