Ubisoft’s development team talks about expanded choices, romances, and deeper customization in the upcoming sequel.
With the Assassin’s Creed series moving in more of an action RPG direction, Ubisoft is looking into implementing more choice and decisions to give players more freedom. Though last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins featured a large world to explore with revamped combat mechanics, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will give players the chance to more properly define their given characters.
To discuss this, a new video series “Behind the Odyssey” has been released. Starting off with the RPG mechanics, the development team also talks about the game’s romances and the potential for multiple endings. The developer doesn’t want to outright lock you out of content with choices made. The desire instead is to offer more choice in character customization, combat and how you approach the different scenarios.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes place in Ancient Greece as players control Spartan mercenary Alexios or Kassandra. How the game ties into the current Assassin’s Creed mythos remains to be seen, but for the most part, the present-day story established in Origins will be continuing (Layla Hassan, who used the Animus, will be returning). The game is out on October 5th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.