Occasionally game releases bring with them crazy and zany media stories. Tomb Raider placed a load of randomers on a billboard and pelted them with mud and rain for example. Assassin’s Creed Origins saw this and said: “Hold my beer”.
I’ll preface this by saying Assassin’s Creed Origins, which is out tomorrow, is set in Egypt which certainly gives sense to the rest of this post. Ubisoft has unveiled a full-sized 3D replica model of a wooden sarcophagus.
The playable sarcophagus (yep) is modelled on that of Tutankhamun and is created using state-of-the-art 3D printing and machining technologies. What is quite cool, though, is that this sarcophagus was created using the data-mapping imagery from Assassin’s Creed Origins. Once the model was built using various technical witchcraftery such as Stereolithography (SLA) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) an artist set to work painting the synonymous design and modernised Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed and Xbox One hieroglyphs.
To be fair to all in involved the final result is really quite impressive, even if it has been bastardised with a display unit and presumed Xbox internals. Of course this is all to promote Assassin’s Creed Origins which, as I said, releases tomorrow (October 27th) on Xbox One, PlayStation 4/PlayStation 4 Pro & PC. Assassin’s Creed Origins will also have full 4K support for the Xbox One X when it releases on November 7th.