Ubisoft is bringing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey this year with improved RPG mechanics. Given that it is a prequel to AC: Origins, there are no assassin’s in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey which gives the devs more freedom as the game doesn’t play by traditional Assassin’s code as it doesn’t exist.
This is according to creative director, Jonathan Dumont who noted that with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey taking place 400 years before Assassin’s Creed Origins it gives the team a lot of freedom as they don’t have to play by “traditional assassin’s code” as it doesn’t exist yet in the game.
According to Dumont, the reason why they went for an Assassin’s Creed Origins prequel so that the team would be free of the traditional assassin’s code and give players choice on how they want to play.
We went back because we wanted to put choice in the game, so we went backwards to where you don’t have that traditional Assassin’s code to play by, because it doesn’t exist. You’re now in a place where you’re making choices based on your own moral code and that can lead you in some interesting directions.
From what we have seen from trailers and gameplay showcases, it is quite evident that the team has developed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as a game in which assassins don’t exist and have the freedom of introducing new mechanics like player choices and going full RPG.
Not only that, the main difference is quite evident in the combat as the combat is nothing like Assassin’s Creed instead Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s combat is much more player driven which gives them the freedom to play the way they want.
Furthermore, the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey map has leaked and it is 62% bigger than AC: Origins’ map. For comparison sake, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey world is 130km² while Assassin’s Creed origins features 80km².
The game’s world is mostly water which is due to the game’s focus on naval combat unlike AC: Origins where naval combat was featured in a few of the set pieces.
Ubisoft took a year off with the Assassin’s Creed franchise in 2016 and came out with Assassin’s Creed Origins which might have divided the player base but it is a well-received title.
Ubisoft is looking to do the same as the studio has announced that there will be no Assassin’s Creed game in 2019 as the team will be supporting Assassin’s Creed Odessey long-term.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an open-world action adventure title in development at Ubisoft and is scheduled to launch on October 5, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.