Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is definitely going to be going up against some tough competition when it releases later this year, but it might be the last AC game for a while.
Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, has revealed during an interview at Gamescom that there will be no new Assassin’s Creed games in 2019.
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He told GameSpot: “On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2017], and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year,
“It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”
Ubisoft won’t release any sort of spin-off or smaller game either. Guillemot explained that Ubisoft plans to extend this year’s entry, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, as much as possible through DLC.
He continued: “What you’ll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin’s Creed Odyssey],
“The team really want to give, on a regular basis, some new possibilities for play, so when you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually.”
Speaking of Odyssey, GameByte got a first-hand look at the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title at Gamescom 2018, and it’s definitely on our wish list.
Tackling Medusa in one of the game’s most exciting boss fights, our very own Brett Claxton enjoyed some tough combat in a beautifully dark and defined AC universe.
You can check out Brett taking on the Medusa boss below, in 20 minutes of brand-new Assassin’s Creed gameplay.
The addition to the Assassin’s Creed line-up has taken a leaf out of Shadow of Mordor’s book when it comes to gameplay.
The game will implement a recruitment system very similar to the one seen in the Mordor games, giving you the chance to hire the Phylakes instead of just killing them so that you can build your own army of foot soldiers.
You won’t just be able to recruit, you’ll also be punished for any bad behaviour. Speaking to Game Informer, Odyssey’s creative director Jonathan Dumont said: “Let’s say you’re going around the world and you’re a sh*thead,
“It’s your choice, but there are consequences.”
These consequences apparently include having a bounty placed on your head, marking you as a target if you commit any crimes.
With a bounty on you, you’ll be constantly attacked by mercenaries, meaning you’re going to have to be pretty tough to survive if you want to live the life of a criminal.
To shake it, you’ll need to track the one who ordered the bounty and kill them.
Dumont went on to confirm that the game has “endless Phylakes,” starting you off with 50 mercenaries made up of randomly generated soldiers and hand-crafted characters.
Any new recruits that you do decide to hire rather than kill will become a part of your ship’s crew, offering up special abilities like increasing the speed of your vessel or improving its weapons.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release on 5th October 2018. Will you be picking it up?