To mark the global launch of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft has unveiled a ‘one of a kind’ machine-crafted Sarcophagus. It was inspired by the Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, Tutankhamun. Created through the merging of the latest printing and machining technology, the 3D replica model has been crafted with cutting-edge pre-programmed modelling science.
Using data-mapping imagery from Assassin’s Creed Origins an image of a sarcophagus was generated by a team of 3D printing consultants at Hobs Studio, London, before the main body of the model was machined from wood, using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology.
The finer details of the 6ft sarcophagus were then created using a printing process called Stereolithography (SLA). The SLA technique uses a high-powered UV laser to “cure” liquid resin into a solid plastic, building the individual parts up layer by layer. Once complete, these parts were bonded with the main wooden body of the Sarcophagus figure. A dedicated artist was then commissioned to bring to life the detailed finesse of one of the most recognisable Ancient Egyptian relics, sitting alongside the ‘modern day’ hieroglyphics of Ubisoft, Xbox One and Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Watch a video showing the creation of the Sarcophagus below:
Lastly, the Sarcophagus was mounted with a TV screen and an Xbox One X console, transforming the unit into the perfect 21st century gaming cabinet, complete with an integrated holder to place the Xbox One controller on.
Synonymous with Ancient Egypt, the sarcophagus was reserved for royalty and elites – carved and gilded by the finest craftsmen of the time. Bringing to life this iconic artefact, using the latest printing and machining technologies, Ubisoft has aligned the old with the new as it showcases how this seminal antiquity could be made today. It also reflects the journey the development team haven taken in bringing the world of Ancient Egypt to life in the game, utilising the latest hardware technology.
View some images of the Sarcophagus in our gallery:
Set in Ancient Egypt at the time of Cleopatra, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a brand new vision for the franchise, embracing Action-RPG elements, where players level up, loot, and choose their abilities to customise their very own skilled Assassin, as they discover the origins of the Assassin’s Creed itself. They will also experience a completely new combat system, allowing them to attack and defend multiple enemies at once, fighting against dangerous factions and wild beasts as they explore a gigantic and unpredictable land.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be available tomorrow (October 27th, 2017) for Xbox One, PS4 Pro, PS4 and Windows PC, and on Xbox One X at its launch on November 7th, 2017.
EF will be bringing you a full review of Assassin’s Creed Origins very soon. Check out the official Assassin’s Creed website for more information.