Ubisoft has announced an Assassin’s Creed Origins PS5 and Xbox Series X|S boost that brings the game up to 60FPS. The next-gen update is due to arrive on June 2, 2022.
This news comes hot on the heels of Origins being confirmed as one of this month’s titles for Game Pass on Xbox systems and PC where it will join For Honor, Chorus, Disc Room, and Ninja Gaiden Master Collection.
You've been waiting, and now the winds of Egypt are calling….
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2022
It’s no coincidence that Ubisoft is dropping this update with its arrival on Xbox Game Pass. However, we weren’t sure if both Assassin’s Creed Origins PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions would receive this nifty little performance boost.
Released back in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Origins marked a drastic change in direction for the then-fatigued franchise. Ubisoft gutted everything from combat to traversal, pivoting the series into an action RPG where players explore the history and mythology of Ancient Egypt.
In our Assassin’s Creed Origins review, we scored the reboot a 8/10:
After taking a year off, Assassin’s Creed is going through a transitional period and taking players back to the very founding of the Brotherhood in Ancient Egypt is symbolic of that. The vast new setting, the improved combat system and moving the series towards being a real action RPG have injected this series with a new life.
Since Bayek’s adventure, the series has only gone from strength to strength. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was another huge hit that took us to Ancient Greece, giving us the option between playing a male or female protagonist.
On a winning streak, Ubisoft would go on to evolve this Witcher-like open world RPG template again for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. As a Viking raider you set sail for England where you bargain and battle with its fickle warlords in what some fans call the best entry in this long-running series. Valhalla was followed up earlier this year by Dawn of Ragnarok, an endgame expansion that has you step into Odin’s shoes.
But what comes next? With Valhalla continuing to enjoy new updates and content, it’s hard to say when Ubisoft will reveal a sequel. One rumour from earlier this year suggests that a former Valhalla expansion has now grown into its own standalone game, starring Assassin’s brotherhood mentor, Basim.