Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the eleventh main instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and is the earliest game in the series’ chronology so far. Taking place approximately 400 years before Origins, Odyssey will be set in the year 431 BCE in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War between the ancient city-states of Greece and Sparta.
Players will take on the role of a Spartan mercenary, either Alexios or Kassandra, the descendant of the legendary Spartan King Leonidas, and for the first time in series history, will get to determine the course of the game’s story through their own decisions.
A number of Assassin's Creed and Dragon Quest titles have joined the service's catalog, in addition to the likes of Inside, The Medium, and more.
The critically and commercially acclaimed open-world action RPG is now playable for Xbox and PC subscribers of Game Pass.
Since the launch of the original Assassin's Creed in 2007, the franchise has collectively sold over 200 million units worldwide.
Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia players can play the full base game for free this weekend. It's currently available to pre-load.
Owners of both games will be receiving free new stories - "A Fated Encounter" in Valhalla and "Those Who Are Treasured" in Odyssey.
The patch allows for the Xbox One and PS4 versions to run in 60 FPS when playing via backwards compatibility on current-gen consoles.
Recent reports indicate that Ubisoft's flagship open world series is in line for a major reinvention in the coming years- but is that a smart move?
Revenue was up 50% from the prior record.
Ubisoft plans on supporting the open world RPG for many months ahead.
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The French publisher has enjoyed immense success these past few years.
You can preload the action RPG on select platforms now.
The update fixes issues with Story Creator Mode, the Fate of Atlantis DLC, and more.
A casual stroll through Ancient Greece sounds very nice indeed.
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A standalone version is also available for $20.
The last in a long line of free DLC is out now.
Explore Ancient Greece in guided tours, available free for current game owners.
A new tale is here now, with the popular Discovery Mode coming this month.
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Kassandra/Alexios will be called upon to judge the citizens of Atlantis.
The developer will be making changes to "reduce the impact" of XP farming quests.
Stephen Rhodes loved getting into the family conflict at the story's center.
Several bug fixes and improvements to the Story Creator have also been made.
The Judgement of Atlantis will end the DLC saga.
Create your own quests with tools from actual game development.
Could this be the quest creator mentioned earlier in the year?
The DLC episode begins with a battle against Cerberos.
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The next expansion episode isn’t out, but there’s still new content this month.
Abilities like Battlecry of Ares and Rain of Destruction can be augmented for more damage.
Temporary save file option also revealed for those wanting to hop into the DLC quickly.
Kassandra/Alexios explore a new setting with new intriguing characters.
Seems the open world game is getting more choice-based content.
Update 1.2.0 arrives today and adds support for "Fields of Elysium".
Could have gone smoother.
A level cap increase, more Master Levels, and new Mercenary Tiers are also coming.
The update is still due for this month, but not until the very end of it.
If you were waiting for a new game in the old style of the series, you will be waiting for a long time.
New gear packs and the next episode of The Lost Tales of Greece are also coming this month.
Look out for the Monthly Update video to learn more.
A preview for the DLC's second episode "Shadow Heritage" also showcases the new Hunter ability.
A new Mythical Creature and a special blacksmith will also be available this month.
Maybe he can continue helping the studio turn Assassin’s Creed into a full blown RPG.
New enemies, an uncertain ally, and past sins all converge in the first episode.
Support has also been included for the upcoming Legacy of the First Blade DLC.
With over 70 Mastery Levels to choose from, each of which can be upgraded 20 times, there's going to be whole lot of ways for you to upgrade your misthios.
The first episode of the expansion pack introduces Darius and new foes.
They also talk about XP transfer, engravings, and upcoming fixes.
Increased level cap, improved Smart Loot, and much more available in the latest patch.
Ubisoft details how visual styles for loot will work as patch 1.07 goes live today.
New quests, items, cosmetics, and an increased level cap are coming this month.
In terms of life-to-date sales, the open world racing sim is currently ahead.
Ubisoft hopes to bring the events back later this month after resolving issues.
It’s a pretty hefty update all around.
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The big, big boss of the Brotherhood can now join you on your ship.
Ubisoft's latest PC patch doesn't appear to do much else.
Another one of those vaunted stability updates.
Modder Kaldaien reports that a conservative resource ceiling is responsible for taxing CPUs.
A fix of the Cultist Disguise bug has also been added, along with increased stability.
Older CPUs should now be able to run the game without any issues.
The massive world of Odyssey is teeming with secrets, some apparent and others less so.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has truly been a boon for Ubisoft.
A character in Ubisoft's latest RPG admonishes the protagonist for wanting to "pay to win".
It should have great long term sales too, given its fantastic reception.
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With over 62,000 concurrent players, this is a new record for the series.
"We’ve been actively monitoring player reports about PC crashes," says Ubisoft.
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It might be a good idea to play their games in offline mode for now.
All I can say is that it’s a fair bit smaller than on other systems.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey doesn't reach the heights of Origins and is marred by several optimization issues.
These pointers will come in handy in the earlier stages of your odyssey.
Bugs and glitches, big and small, are going to be fixed with title update 1.0.3.
Whenever something seems to be off in the world, you know what to do...
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Removes game-breaking bugs, improves stability, reduces load times, and more.
This is a good idea, I just hope it doesn’t detract from the campaigns’ quality.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is one of the very best Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft has ever made.
Ubisoft provides details for earlier access into its upcoming RPG.
So just a little under one hour per GB of space that it takes up on your hard drive.
Ubisoft thinks that Japan is ready to do the Odyssey.
Also adds official support for the Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080Ti.
Still needs less space than Red Dead Redemption 2...
Whether it's being sneaky or sparing a family, every action will ripple through the world.
“I think it would be a mistake to limit our fanbase.”
Forge your own odyssey as a Spartan mercenary during the Peloponnesian War.
The most exciting bits of info on the upcoming Ubisoft mammoth.
Alexios, play Skyrim: Very Special Edition.
So no spoilers here!
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“You have these moments of emotion.”
It's more or less what you'd have expected.
No delays possible from this point on.
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Here's the short answer though- it doesn't.
Apparently, it's the way the game is "meant to be experienced".
From combat to story decisions, players will have various choices regarding how to approach the situation.
Ubisoft has revealed the system requirements for the title.
"Choices will be tough – not necessarily what the impact will be but they’re very emotional."
Alexios sets off on the hunt for Medusa.
"We want to make sure that your playstyle is the right playstyle for you and that the game allows you to play that way."
High-level combat abilities and battles are also showcased in this new trailer.
The biggest map in series, as Ubisoft have claimed in the past.
With the developers talking about how they recreated it in the game.
"It's really mixed up the combat and made it into a much stronger overall RPG experience with the choice sort of combined into it."
So not going back to its annual schedule after all.
Protagonists Alexios and Kassandra will face the same dangers threatening Ancient Greece.
Fog, thunderstorms, rainstorms, and more.
Narrative engagement is a major focus with the upcoming Assassin's Creed.
Naval combat is fairly different this time around...
Ubisoft have released a new video explaining the game's combat.
You can shoot. Through. Walls.
Ubisoft's development team talks about expanded choices, romances, and deeper customization in the upcoming sequel.
Ubisoft are making efforts to make your choices in the game actually matter.
Game Director Scott Phillips tells us everything he can about the next Assassin's Creed.
Game director Scott Phillips says sharing and other similar features will become "more important".
Lava volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, islands, and more.
Everything you need to know about Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Which is good, honestly, because that's one area that really does need improvements.
Ubisoft believes "new technologies" will break the current limits of memory and allow for new experiences.
Creative director Scott Phillips feels Odyssey is the prettiest Assassin's Creed game to date.
Odyssey is going to be set long before the brotherhood was created, and that's going to have repercussions on how you play.
Ubisoft says the present day storyline of the series will continue with Odyssey.
Plus, they talk about it having a bigger map than Origins, more content than Origins, dynamic weather, and more.
Explore the world of Greece in this new Odyssey.
Ubisoft is looking to continue reinventing the franchise in fantastic ways.
Ubisoft promises tons of content, places to explore and stories to experience.
The new installment in the series promises to the most fun and deepest game in the series yet.
Cause havoc and raid camps but beware of mercenaries that will hunt you.
It looks great- but at what cost to the series' identity?
Ubisoft finally showcased its next big adventure after so many leaks.
Two playable characters and the biggest map in the franchise confirmed.
Upgrade screens, gear screens, combat and more showcased.
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Sparta setting more or less confirmed with dramatic 300 recreation.
A new game in the series may be coming sooner than imagined!