e3 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Unveiled With Trailer And Gameplay

by Jeff Cork on Jun 11, 2018 at 04:20 PM

Ubisoft has officially announced the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in 431 B.C., during the Peloponnesian war in ancient Greece. Players choose between a male or female protagonist at the start of the game, and then explore and shape a vast open world, including full naval gameplay, branching storylines, and an unprecedented degree of role-playing flexibility. 

“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is pushing the franchise into a full RPG,” says Ubisoft’s Jonathan Dumont. “We want the decisions and the choices you make to change the world, the storylines, and the characters you meet. We did not want you to live an odyssey and spectate. We wanted you to live your odyssey.”

The development of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is being led by Ubisoft Quebec, with help from Ubisoft’s myriad other internal studios. The Quebec team has been working on Odyssey since development of its last game, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, wrapped up around three years ago.

The game was recently leaked via a social-media posting of an Odyssey-themed keychain, and the publisher leaned into it with an animated GIF of a Spartan hero kicking an enemy off a cliff in an homage to the film 300.

If this all sounds interesting, you won’t have long to wait; the game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5.