Ubisoft developer Johnathon Dumont, the creative director of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, held an AMA (“Ask me anything”) on Reddit today to give out some new Assassin’s Creed Odyssey information that told us a great deal about everything we’ll be seeing in the new game, which takes place in Ancient Greece.
Odyssey will be taking a different tack from the other Assassin’s Creed games that were released before it. Where Ptolemaic Egypt chronicled the start of the Assassin Brotherhood and the beginning of their conflict with the organization that would become the Templars, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will instead chronicle how the Pieces of Eden first came into the hands of man.
Characters will be playing as one of two Greek mercenaries, named Alexios and Kassandra, as they travel across Greece in order to stir up unrest against the city-state of Athens, which rules Greece with an iron fist before the conflict known as the Peloponnesian War.
The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey information also says that there will be a wide variety of both old and new mechanics in the game. The map will be larger than that of Origins, with a lot more content, but half of the map will be sea, though there will be seven different biomes to explore. Speaking of that sailing is returning to the map, but not to the extent of Black Flag.
Your ship will play a significant role however; your crewmates will fulfill the Brotherhood mechanic from the Ezio side games and Assassin’s Creed 3, going on other missions. Dynamic weather will also be possible.
The loot system from Origins has also been refined in various ways. Loot will no longer be random, and instead will be found in pre-established places. You won’t be able to have a shield though (odd considering where you are) but you can also re-spec your skills at any time, though not all of the skills are going to be unlockable at once.
To see the rest of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey information you can find the AMA here by following this link. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be releasing on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC sometime in 2019.