There will be loot boxes present in the game, but before you roll your eyes too hard, it is important to note that these are not acquired through microtransactions. Ashraf Ismail, the game director for Origins, spoke to Eurogamer and explained what the deal was with the loot-selling vendor. In fact, Ubisoft affirms that all of its games will have some sort of live service integration, which typically means monetization options to make more money over time. "It's a way for people who hoard lots of money, if you min-max the economy system, to gamble the money and get really unique stuff". In the case of Assassin's Creed Origins though, it doesn't look like we have much to worry about on that front. "There are people who like to go into a military location, infiltrate them, steal the loot and equipment and hopefully find some unique or legendary gear".
Numerous multiplayer-focused games like the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Overwatch, Rainbow Six, and more all have various loot boxes and whatnot that can be used to gain new abilities, weapons, cosmetics, and more depending on the game you play, but Ubisoft is breaking the mold and showing confidence in their game by not putting in any Assassin's Creed Origins lootboxes. And we felt like, okay, that's a valid way to play the game - it's a part of the RPG [aspect], so we'll let them play the economy.
Destiny 2 Adds Familiar Multiplayer Map for Iron Banner
In the previous version of the game, players still needed to go through Bounties and Ranks in order to get an Iron Banner Engram . In the mean time, Guardians everywhere can keep themselves busy with the Iron Banner event when it launches in a matter of hours.
"You can get that from playing in the game", he said.
Assassin's Creed: Origins will be released on October 27th. Though, Ismail says that "everything that's in the e-store you can get from playing the game". The boxes in question were available through a particular merchant by spending in-game currency, but whether or not they'd be purchasable with real money remained to be seen.
Texas Tech: Campus officer shot, killed
Lubbock PD tweeted that the suspected gunman, who is a student, was caught Monday night following a massive manhunt. Texas Tech University in Lubbock has ordered a lockdown after a shooting was reported at the campus police station.
Alongside a daily quest to earn rewards, the game will be receiving a photo mode which allows players to capture the beauty of Egypt.
PSG lining up a move for Red Devils ace David de Gea
PSG's director of football Antero Henrique is said to have already talked to De Gea's agent Jorge Mendes about the goalkeeper. As well as the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper, there's another potential target, and it's Manchester United's David De Gea .