In the aftermath of the release of the newest Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC players are apparently so numerous they’re raising Steam traffic to an absurd degree, jacking it up 33% of players higher than were on it last year despite Steam experiencing less traffic in the past few months.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the newest entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, taking us even further back in time than the previous installment, Assassin’s Creed Origins. Where Origins told us the story of how the Assassin Brotherhood was first formed in Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins tells the story of how humanity first came into contact with the Pieces of Eden.
Players have the run of a huge map that fits in as much of Ancient Greece as a video game console can, allowing you to hunt down mythological creatures, embark on quests, and gather loot to help power up your character as you go through the game’s story, all the while walking through living history as part of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.
The huge number of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC players shows that Ubisoft’s new formula of waiting several years between games instead of making them yearly releases is starting to work after a period of flagging sales, when mediocre or broken Assassin’s Creed games like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate were coming out in regular intervals.
However, Origins and Odyssey, thanks to both changing up the formula and allowing for a break between games, are apparently popular enough that the series is making a comeback, not to mention getting out of the colonial era and back into the more ancient settings that the series began with in the first Assassin’s Creed.
You can currently add to the number of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC players if you have a computer that can run the game, and it’s currently available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.