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Assassins Creed Origins Confirmed To Have Loot Boxes Assassin's Creed Origins Director Addresses Concerns About Loot Boxes, Microtransactions
Sherri Watson | 10 October, 2017, 19:06

Assassin's Creed fans quickly picked up on the ominous loot box sighting when a gameplay preview made the rounds on forums like NeoGAF and Reddit. It was assumed that Drachma would be purchasable with real-world cash, following in the footsteps of games such as Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Forza Motorsport 7 and the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, but game director Ashraf Ismail confirmed to Eurogamer that this would not be the case.

The mystery box allows players with a ton of money to gain unique weapons and items to gamble their money, and either way players can grab more weapons if they want. Instead, Ubisoft has taken the unorthodox approach by offering them to players free of charge, as unlocks that they'll naturally acquire throughout the game.

Watch RTÉ Entertainment's Sinead Brennan's interview with Michael Fassbender for Assassin's Creed below. He explained that the merchant who sells the Heka Chests also sells Carbon Crystals.

Yesterday, we told you that Assassin's Creed Origins will have loot boxes. The idea is that if you min-max your economy and hoard lots of money, this vendor will give you a reason to spend it. "So, it's one way to be able to purchase or get some of the unique items in the game". Numerous trophies are linked to the story and others are ones that you would naturally get just by exploring or engaging in battle with various foes.

Assassin's Creed Origins will be releasing on October 27 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

KitGuru Says: It is starting to get to a point where loot boxes in games are a worrying sign, rather than a fun way to mix things up.

All items found in these crates can also be found in the world, it's just a more convenient money-sink for those that master the in-game economy, all without spending real-world money.