Assassin's Creed Origins PS4 PlayStation 4 1

Gamers are still irate over Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s loot boxes, but here’s another primarily single player title vying for your moolah. A screenshot from Assassin’s Creed Origins has revealed that, yes, it has crates for you to buy. While the image shows a fictional in-game currency, past Assassin’s Creed titles allowed you to cough up real cash in exchange for its virtual money, which is likely to be the same here.

The loot box spotted in the screenshot, a Heka Chest, rewards you with a mystery weapon or shield, so you don’t even know whether you’ll be getting anything of value. We’re going to refrain from criticising this too heavily until we’ve seen it in action for ourselves, but the early signs are odious. Let’s hope that it doesn’t affect the balance of the game too heavily, because we’re looking forward to this one.

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