Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is just a week away from launch and Ubisoft has been revealing more and more details about the game. This time the studio has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey side content will not be without purpose.
Speaking with Gadgets.NDTV, senior producer Marc Alexis-Cote talked about how Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes inspiration from his previous work and how the side content works in the game.
According to Alexis-Cote, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey side content will not be there just for the sake of content instead, the entire game is like a machine full of cogs and each cog moves with the rest.
Meaning no side content is without meaning and will add to the overall experience and some will even connect to the main single-player campaign.
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, for example, we had the chariot races. There was a trend in open-world games at that point to just have ‘stuff’, always have an icon for something to do near you. We’re moving away from that trend in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. We try to make everything that we put in there have the story advance and grow, that different wheels in the game turn. Nothing spins alone, in a way. Everything that you do should feel valuable, make you grow.
Speaking of the game, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a prequel to AC: Origins which saw the formation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. While many fans are wondering how the game will tie in the Assassin’s Creed story but Ubisoft has noted that the game doesn’t play by Traditional Assassin’s Code.
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.
Not only that, Ubisoft has confirmed that there won’t be a new Assassin’s Creed title in 2019 and the team will be supporting Assassin’s Creed Odessey long-term.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an open-world action adventure game developed by Ubisoft and is scheduled to launch on October 5, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.