Ubisoft has officially unveiled Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey today during their E3 conference, after screenshots were leaked in the previous days. We finally have a better look at Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and how the game will unfold regarding mechanics and historical accuracy.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey takes place in Ancient Greece during the 5th BCE when Sparta and Athens were in a never-ending war. While this game is going to take place hundreds of years before Assassin’s Creed: Origins, it’s going to be much different than all previous Assassin’s Creed installments.
Ubisoft is introducing the gameplay method where you can make story-altering decisions, giving every player the opportunity to forge their own way. One example of story-altering decisions is choosing which of two Spartan heroes you idealize: Alexio or Kassandra.
Game director Scott Phillips has an explanation for the gameplay:
“The main story is going to have branching. It’s going to come back together so that you have similar choke points where certain events will occur, historical events that we’re not going to change. But there are many, many other choices where [different players’] games will diverge dramatically. And then if you look outside of the main path, if you look at what you’ve done in the world, what choices you’ve chosen to make for other quests in the world, you’re going to see a dramatic shift in how the world perceives you, and what’s available to you because of what you’ve done.”
Looking at other game-changing decisions, these include romantic possibilities, dialogue options, and missions each player chooses to focus on. An example of this is being able to choose whether you ally with Sparta or Athens in certain scenarios.
This definitely gives us a good look at what to expect in this new Assassin’s Creed game, alongside the release of October 5th 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source – PlayStation Blog