Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has officially been confirmed to be the next installment of Ubisoft’s best-selling franchise. After several months of rumors circulating online, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on June 1 via the franchise’s Twitter Account. The tweet showed a 5-second teaser of a Greek soldier being push kicked down a cliff in what seems to be a subtle nod to Frank Miller’s graphic novels turned blockbuster film, 300.
See you at E3! pic.twitter.com/03NTPhCkCf
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
Officially, Ubisoft has stayed mum on details surrounding the game’s plot and gameplay, but there are widely-circulated rumors online that suggest some changes in the game’s mechanics that have left fans in anticipation.
One prevalent rumor about the game is that it will feature a level of character customization not yet seen in the franchise. The game will supposedly build on RPG-elements introduced during Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Also, dialogue options will be added. Players are also apparently going to be able to choose between a male or female protagonist.
It is still uncertain whether or not the game will feature Origins protagonists Bayek of Siwa and Aya. However, towards the end of Origins, players saw Bayek working with or tracking Romans and Greeks in Egypt. It would not be that unlikely to see Bayek cross the Mediterranean and begin expanding his Brotherhood there.
Another possibility being discussed by fans is the new game occurring several hundred years after Bayek’s creation of the brotherhood. With the game showcasing the Origins protagonist in cutscenes or flashbacks. Newer characters seeing the world through a predecessor’s eyes is an Assassin’s Creed staple with plot revelations being unveiled through the experiencing of flashbacks.
Fans are also speculating that the new game could actually be a prequel to Origins, set in a period preceding the earlier game’s events. Ubisoft will be unveiling more about the new game at E3 2018.
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Source: Ubisoft tweet