Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was shown at E3 2018 and with the lack of Assassins in the game, you must be wondering where the game takes place in the franchise. That would be a good question. Creative Director Jonathan Dumont, talked about the matter and the following is what he had to say about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey:
We are absolutely an AC game. AC games are about experiencing a key moment in history, a place and time that were host to major historical events. In AC Odyssey players will visit Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War, meeting historical characters like Socrates and Hippocrates. With our new dialogue system, players will be able to truly interact with history, which is something we’re really excited about. So get ready to debate with Socrates!”
While this might seem like a great explanation for some people, for me an Assassin’s Creed game without Assassins does not make much sense. It would have been better if Ubisoft branded it like other RPG games. Then again, that is my opinion and you might feel differently about all this. Furthermore, Jonathan Dumont talked about the lore of the game and the following is what he had to say:
“From a lore perspective, we wanted to tell the story of how First Civ artifacts created what would become the Templars vs Assassins story, which took place long before the Brotherhood. Also, AC Odyssey is a continuation of the modern day story from Layla, so players will pick-up right after Origins.”
So the modern time is ahead of AC Origins but the actual historical part of the game is 400 years in the past. This might be a bit confusing for new players but I am sure that fans will get the idea and appreciate what they get when the game comes out. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is officially described as follows:
“Write your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, an inspiring adventure where you must forge your destiny and define your own path in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds as you experience a rich and ever-changing world shaped by your decisions,”
In many ways, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a new experience but we will have to see how fans react to the game when it comes out.