Assassin's Creed Origins is all ready and set to launch later this month, and Ubisoft has now revealed what sort of post-launch features we can expect for the game rooted in ancient Egypt, free or otherwise.
Origins' Gold Edition and Steelbook Edition contain the season pass for no extra cost, though numerous game's other special editions do not include all added content.
The Hidden Ones: This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players to a point years after the events of Assassin's Creed Origins, as they clash with the occupying Roman force of a new region. The former will be available in January 2018, with the latter following in March 2018. It focuses on Egyptian mythology, with players having to fight against zombie pharaohs and exploring a new realm. Both expansions will raise the level cap, and The Curse of the Pharaohs will add new abilities as well. This will be available starting 15 days from the game's launch. There will also be plenty of secondary missions and game modes, as well as aesthetic and vanity items as well. While this might sound like a lot on its face, its not that insane in the grand scheme of things, as games that have launched prior to Origins have been much bigger. Ubisoft has also made sure to polish the game and offer plenty of content for the players since it spent more time in development compared to other yearly Assassin's Creed releases.
Players will be able to visit those aforementioned locations and likely even take pictures while they are there as soon as "Assassin's Creed: Origins" is released on October 27. In early 2018, you can test your combat skills even further with Horde Mode, which will pit you against waves of enemies in the Gladiator Arena.
Regardless of whether these additions get your juices flowing or not, a lot of it is free, so cool if you enjoy it, no harm if you don't.
Q1 earnings of Ubisoft's PRI, which includes digital game add-ons, in-game purchases/microtransactions, and DLC packs, has grown signficantly year-over-year. Available in early 2018. Speaking with Eurogamer, Assassin's Creed Origins director, Ashraf Ismail, explained that while loot crates can be purchased in-game, they can only be done so with money earned in-game.