Assassin’s Creed Origins developers pick photo mode favourites

Assassin’s Creed Origins Photo Mode enables players around the world to share their experiences in the vast and beautiful world of ancient Egypt, and the creators of the game have taken notice. Four members of the Assassin’s Creed Origins development team have selected some of their favourite shots from among the legions of captivating images out there, and you can check them out below.

To peruse more shots from Photo Mode or to share any Assassin’s Creed Origins photos you’ve taken, be sure to visit the Photo Mode page on the official website, and be sure to check out the details for the Photo Mode contest that starts on December the 7th.

Raphael Lacoste – Assassin’s Creed Franchise Art Director

Source: User Jdowny from Ubisoft forums

“It’s really interesting to see how players can be creative with the photo mode. Some are literally taking pictures with ‘National Geographic Photographer eyes,’ catching moods, landscapes, and scenes with wild animals using the long lens. In this particular one, I don’t feel like I am watching a videogame. This shot is pretty stunning.”

Source: Josh Overton

“In this photo, we can see how big and massive our world is! And the view is only showing a part of the Nile delta region… I really like this aerial view of the swamp lands in Heraklion and the beautiful composition of the Eastern Mountain range in the background.”

Source: Crimson Gargoyle

“Assassin’s Creed Origins is about Egypt, not just immersion in an ancient world, but also meeting mysterious ancient gods! This image shows us the epic scale of our Anubis boss. Bayek seems ready to defeat him ;)”

Ashraf Ismail – Game Director

Source: Danolaf

Source: ΚЯΛΛZZ

“These two shots just scream ‘Egypt’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ to me!”

Jean Guesdon – Creative Director

Source: Flickr PhilGPT

“I like this moment captured from our living world, just a donkey carrying baskets.”

Source: Heraldry100

“This shot conveys a great sense of power, as well as some beautiful details.”

Bruno Guerin – Live Content Director

Source: Jaeqri

“This stunning close up on the horse’s eye shows how much details matter. It’s not all about grand vistas of the world.”

Source: Tex1090

“There’s nothing like a foggy tomb with dim light and a close focus to give you the creeps.”

Source: Gunzers6

“The water is gorgeous from above and underneath. Great angle to take advantage of the light and the distortion of objects from the other side.”

Source: LegionHare

“Bayek fleeing the sandstorm on horseback makes for a colourful sight, very well-framed and saturated here.”

Assassin’s Creed Origins is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.  To find out more, check our previous coverage – and stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog for all the latest news.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release date — October 27th, 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
PEGI 18+
Amongst the Great Pyramids, the last pharaohs, and myths of Ancient Egypt, the Assassin's Brotherhood was born. Follow Bayek, a protector of Egypt, as the origin story of the Brotherhood unfolds against the backdrop of one of history’s greatest empires, plunging players into a living world where epic battles will be fought and ancient secrets discovered. Experience Assassin's Creed Origins' new action-RPG elements that allow players to level and customize their own version of Bayek with unique gear and powerful weapons before taking on foes in a new combat system designed to offer more tactical freedom than ever before in the franchise. Likewise, a new quest experience gives players the opportunity to explore and uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt at their own pace.
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Chris Watters loves to captain tall ships, drive motorbikes off cliffs, and fight cassowaries. Video games have made his life a lot more manageable. He is a former host and writer at GameSpot, the author of The Gamer's Bucket List, and now an Associate Communications Manager for Ubisoft. Follow him on Twitter at @CTWatters.