The next entry has been revealed for the Assassin’s Creed series. After being leaked and rumored for a day, Ubisoft has confirmed the new project set in Greece during a time period shortly after the events of Origins. We will find out more at E3 next week, but for now we are sure that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is real and even got a little sneak peak in the form of a reveal / teaser trailer debuted in full 4K graphical quality.
Speculation around the title’s original leaks point to previous AC character Bayek potentially starring in the game. Many fans are hoping to adventure in the Mediterranean Sea in episodes like those which are seen to unfold in the Greek epic The Odyssey by Homer. Cyclops, giant octopus, and other fantasy creatures could be making their way into the Assassin’s Creed games now that this setting has been chosen by Ubisoft. More refinements to the RPG elements and battle system are said to be coming as well, with some comparing the changes the series is undergoing to that of The Witcher series.
Beyond that, there are some hints that the upcoming title could feature a decent amount of seafaring. A fan favorite element of the series which was introduced in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag could be returning as manning a ship against the elements of the great sea could become a central theme in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The full implementation of this system, or if it will appear in a large way or not, is uncertain.
Such a move would potentially introduce a detriment to the merits of another Ubisoft game Skull and Bones, which was recently delayed after the Microsoft title Sea of Thieves failed to impress due to a lack of content. Ubisoft has said they are looking for new ideas to add to Skull and Bones to make it even better before letting players get their hands on it. One possibility that also exists is the opportunity for Ubisoft to use Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as a chance to test out a few of their more experimental sea mechanic ideas before deciding whether or not they are good enough to breathe life into Skull and Bones.
Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be shown in detail at E3 2018 during their Press Conference presentation on Monday, June 11th at 1PM PST.