Ubisoft announced via the game's official website that the PC version of Assassin's Creed Origins will get an April update incorporating a new tool called the Animus Control Panel. This control panel will be embedded into the UPlay overlay and will allow players to have control over some of the game's settings via toggles and sliders. It essentially seems like a set of lite-mod or cheat tools to tweak the game to the player's liking without having to resort to manual editing or console commands.
While details of the capabilities of the toolset are vague at the moment, the provided image (once blown up a bit) can be used to glean some of the settings that can be adjusted. According to the release, the Control Panel will offer:
- 75 parameters within 11 categories
- Three pre-created presets available
- Presets created by players can be shared on a dedicated forum
The images on the website include the tags "Character Skins" and "Multiple Animal Taming". Some of the setting toggles on display include movement speed, attack damage, and detection distance. At the very least, it should make for some interesting challenge runs, or allow for a very very easy mode.
Our original review of the game can be found here.