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AC: Origins gets extremely expensive custom headphones

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Assassin’s Creed Origins is getting two versions of custom headphones. Origins Listen Wireless Headphones will be available via the Ubisoft Store. The second batch will have 10 pairs of Assassin’s Creed Origins Utopia by Tournaire.

You've heard about the first ever direct ARG mechanics in an Assassin's Creed game. That was a collaboration with Monster Energy drink. Now feast your dilated pupils on Focal’s Listen Wireless headphones customised for Assassin’s Creed Origins. The headphones will be sold(out) exclusively on the Ubisoft Store. In addition, French jeweller Tournaire has crafted an extremely limited number of Focal’s Utopia headphones featuring yellow gold design elements. More on those later, provided you don't click away in anguish.

The first, not so extremely limited collection of Assassin’s Creed Origins Listen Wireless Headphones, has been designed for the Ubisoft Store in a limited series of 2,222 units. Why 2,222? Well to reflect the number of Assassin's Creed titles that seem to have been released so far.

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The Listen Wireless headphones will come equipped with Bluetooth technology (whoa) and, according to the press release, "offer Assassin’s Creed fans an exceptional product of French expertise with a sophisticated design. The quality of Focal headphones will let them enjoy high quality sound for up to 20 hours while immersing them into the huge world of Assassin’s Creed Origins. They are also equipped with a “clear voice capture” double microphone system for even greater clarity of speech and conversations". Perfect for your every day eavesdropping. Egyptians are famous for being very quiet when communicating with their peers.

Headphones have become a status symbol of the generation, thanks in no small part to a certain Dr. And I'm not talking about the one with the sonic screwdriver. This collaboration will spawn another, more exclusive batch of headphones, made by the French jeweller Tournaire. The second lot will consist of custom-designed, handcrafted and numbered headphones: Assassin’s Creed Origins Utopia by Tournaire.

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"A 3D artist, an art caster and a goldsmith worked together with the jeweler for several months in order to create this piece of art which features yellow gold design elements, which comes as a celebration of Ancient Egypt, the setting of Assassin’s Creed Origins. This incredible piece of art will include 18-carat gold elements. The headphones are displayed on a bronze head of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ protagonist, Bayek, also a limited edition, of 10 numbered pieces" gushes the press release.

Assassin’s Creed Origins Utopia by Tournaire will be sold at a unit price of around  £43,800 and the bronze head of Bayek for a unit price of around £10,515.