Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be the oldest of the ACs. Historically, it will indeed be the oldest. Taking place in 431 BC, during the Peloponnesian War, Odyssey is more than four centuries before the Bayek period. The title was already in development during the Origins period, and will have been in work for almost 4 years in total.
For those who are discovering, Assassin’s Creed is still in its 11th title in 12 years. And this is only for the main frame. We even go up to 19 titles if we count all the dedicated games.
This series opposes the assassins to the Templars through the ages. The murderers want to defend the free will of humanity. The Templars meanwhile want to control it to bring order and peace… their peace. To achieve their objectives, these Templars are looking for powerful relics of a civilization that preceded us: the Precursors.
These Precursors have left, over the centuries, clues to the various murderers so that one of them, by gathering all this information, can prevent the end of the world in our time.
For many years, the Ubisoft Company has built its editorial line around the design of open world video games. The adoption of this principle marked the advent of non-linearity in the player’s journey, and therefore in the narration, as well as the multiplication of the possibilities of interaction of the player vis-à-vis his environment. Video games have entered a mature phase, distancing themselves from other media characterized by their narrative linearity – books, comics, films, series – and borrowing from the game’s infinite capacity for invention role.
The RPG aspect will be more developed than ever.
The game director even claims that “the game launches the franchise to the full RPG “. The dialogues will be to choose, the romantic and friendly relations will be at our good will, the quests can be shortened by killing everyone, or by refusing to kill, … On the dialogues, it will be possible to lie, to seduce, to assault or just run away.
Whether you choose Kassandra or Alexios,
The game will be the same. Relationships, quests, dialogues, everything stays the same: only the appearance changes.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey “mythology”
With the First Civilization will be important. To comfort fans who saw the frame Abstergo / Apple of Eden fade from episode to episode, the game director confirms that all these aspects will be well addressed.
The modern character that we incarnate will always be Layla Hassan. During her research, she was able to find references to artefacts from a very ancient civilization, and even managed to find the trace of a (or) mercenary who would have been in contact with these said artefacts.
The open world is described as one of the largest and most varied ever made. Mr. Dumont, director of the game, even announces that “it is the greatest Assassin’s Creed of all time “.
Your main weapon will be a spear, not the Assassins’ secret blade. The character you play (man or woman) is the child of Leonidas, and you will carry his legendary weapon. The latter would be the first individual carrying DNA from the First Civilization, and his weapon is therefore unique…
Your golden eagle is back, like Senu in Origins. In this Odyssey episode, we are dealing with Ikaros. Classic mechanics are also present again: synchronization of points in height, leap of faith, infiltration, everything is there, except social stealth, hiding in the crowd, which is always absent.