Seems like Ubisoft are really trying to re-arrange their view on their open world titles. Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Far Cry 5 will both not include a mini-map. Furthermore, Far Cry 5 won’t have any incredibly boring radio towers. Instead, players in Assassin’s Creed will have to rely on the eagle functionality and Far Cry 5 players will have to use their binoculars. Various locations throughout the map will be displayed as icons, but you’ll be expected to explore the world around you rather than relying on the map to get where you’re going
This definitely seems to spell out some form of redirection for Ubisoft open-world titles, perhaps bordering on more in-depth realism-centered gameplay (more so for Far Cry 5), or just as a design decision to remove to players seemingly involuntarily glances to the corner of their screen. It seems Ubisoft is really sticking with its newfound ideology it described when redesigning the iconic Ubisoft Swirl.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins will be out later this year, in October, for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with Far Cry 5 launching on those same systems in February of 2018. Excited to get your hands on Ubisoft’s upcoming titles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!