While Nintendo celebrated Super Mario Odyssey’s launch with a big party, Ubisoft opted for something a bit different for Assassin’s Creed Origins. They utilized the latest 3D printing technology to create a replica model of an Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus.
Tom Goldberger, Senior PR Manager at Ubisoft UK said: “As a publisher at the heart of the latest technological advancements in the videogames industry, we really wanted to showcase another innovative technology, alongside one of the most powerful images associated with Ancient Egypt – our new in-game setting in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The final result is a stunning replica of a Sarcophagus, while adding a fun, gaming twist to the famous design.”
The 6-foot model coffin used data imagery from Assassin’s Creed Origins. It was designed by Hobs Studio, 3D printing consultants, and crafted from wood using Computer Numerical Control technology. A high-powered UV laser uwas used to turn liquid resin into plastic, then bonded into the main wooden structure. An artist was brought on to fill in the details.
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The 3D printed sacrophagus model was then transformed into a gaming cabinet with mounted TV and Xbox One X.
“This has been an extremely exciting project to be involved in,” said Bryan Mulholland, Technical Consultant at Hobs Studio. “The process of bringing together a multitude of different technologies is no mean feat, but we worked closely with Ubisoft to ensure that every part of the process told a story and merged the old with the new to create something magnificent.”
Assassin’s Creed Origins takes the franchise into the ancient past of a Cleopatra-lead Egypt. It’s launching today, October 27, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, and PC. It will be available for Xbox One X when that console launches November 7. Assassin’s Creed Origins has been rated M for Mature.