The Assassin’s Creed Shadows map is ‘the same size’ as the Origins Egypt map

May 15, 2024 by No Comments

Ubisoft has confirmed that the map of Japan for Assassin’s Creed Shadows is ‘the same size’ as the Egyptian map featured in 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins. The latter title was the first ‘super-sized’ Assassin’s Creed game, which brought about a change in formula, removing what had previously existed and replacing it with open-world RPG style gameplay.

In a recent interview with IGN, AC stated that Shadows won’t be as big as Valhalla or Odyssey, but it will be similar to Assassin’s Creed Origins.

It’s even bigger

Last year’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage was praised worldwide as it was a ‘return to form’ for the franchise, featuring a small, dense map that was amazing to explore. This means that users can tackle everything the game has to offer without having to worry about committing hundreds of hours to the game – and even I was able to manage 100% of the game with my limited time.

Ubisoft seems to be focusing entirely on that short-form concept, and immediately returning to the wider, more epic maps we know and (partially) love from the late Assassin’s Creed series.

In an interview with IGNUbisoft’s creative director, Jonathan Dumont, said:

It’s in line with the latest Assassin’s Creed we’ve done. In terms of scale, we can compare it a bit more to the size of Assassin’s Creed Origins. We wanted to be very close to the real life scale ratio. So because the castles took up a lot of space and we really wanted the mountains to feel like mountains, we made the environments in the game feel expansive. But I’d say roughly the same size as Origins.

Assassin’s Creed Origins still feels huge today, covering all of Egypt from border to border. It’s a great map, but pretty, it’s not ‘packed’ with things to do like, for example, Valhalla. That helped it feel less daunting. In 2020, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released, making it the most ambitious AC game ever made. If you want to finish everything this amazing game has to offer, you’ll be playing for a good two hundred hours or more.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows takes players to feudal Japan and allows them to control shinobi and samurai. It’s an operating model seen in 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and in the first trailer Ubisoft recently released, it looks like a killer dynamic that creates an interesting gameplay loop.

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