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Surprised there wasn't already a thread about this but it's now been confirmed by Ubisoft that the next title will be Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

 

 

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I thought they moved away from the yearly release cycle? :huh:

 

Can't imagine anyone's particularly excited for this considering people are still more than happy with Origins? 

 

EDIT: Oh... well there's Fargo up above lol. 

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I would hazard a guess that after doing Egypt and ancient Greece, they'll be doing ancient Rome. I'd be interested to see an AC game in that setting, but I find the idea of such a long, busy game a bit daunting these days.

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48 minutes ago, HarryBizzle said:

Yeah, why would anyone be excited for this after the best assassins creed game since 2? It’s a real mystery. 

There was a reason they gave the franchise a year off after the abysmal Unity (or Syndicate?). I mean if Odyssey is able to one-up the previous game then more power to Ubi of course. However, it's not as if it's the same team developing it though or the guarantee that it won't end up as another one of those Asset Flip™ entries. 

 

I guess in the end it's a win-win for me though as this news means I'll be able to snap up Origins on the cheap sooner rather than later. 

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I like that it's going to ancient Greece, as I'm rather fond of the time period. It will be a bit weird if it isn't full of mythological creatures, though, given that's what most people know about ancient Greece. 

 

 

 

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Taking time off for Origins was exactly what the series needed and what made the game so good. It would be shame to see them immediately make the same mistake as before after the great reception if Origins.  

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Even if the games are amazing one per year is too much to play when the games are so massive. 

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This is what Press Sneak Fuck had to say before the official reveal:
https://kotaku.com/new-leak-reveals-assassins-creed-odyssey-set-in-ancien-1826454752

 

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Rumors about the next Assassin’s Creed have been circulating for months now—some real, some fake—but the one we’ve been hearing since January from our own sources is that the game is indeed set in Greece, and that it’ll be even more of a drastic departure for the series than Origins. We’ve heard the same details from three people who have played the game, and several more who have heard about it secondhand. While Origins added Witcher-like RPG elements, Odyssey will take things even further, those people said, bringing dialogue options to the series for the first time. You’ll be able to play as either a male or a female protagonist, although the builds we’ve heard about did not feature Origins’ main characters Bayek or Aya, but new heroes.

Two of those sources confirmed that Odyssey will be out during Ubisoft’s 2019 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2019. Although the previously-annualized series had skipped 2016 in the wake of 2014's disappointing Assassin’s Creed: Unity, it’s likely that this one will be out this fall, returning to the yearly schedule for which the popular franchise has long been known.

 

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1 hour ago, VN1X said:

I thought they moved away from the yearly release cycle? :huh:

 

Can't imagine anyone's particularly excited for this considering people are still more than happy with Origins? 

 

EDIT: Oh... well there's Fargo up above lol. 

 

This is an astonishingly odd post given that your next post in the thread shows that you haven't played Origins.

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20 minutes ago, SozzlyJoe said:

I don't know what to think about that. Sounds like it's turning into Deus Ex.

 

I love it. I liked Origins because it felt like The Witcher in Egypt. I’m keen for them to further down that route. 

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2 minutes ago, HarryBizzle said:

 

I love it. I liked Origins because it felt like The Witcher in Egypt. I’m keen for them to further down that route. 

 

I also love Deus Ex and The Witcher, so it'll probably be for the best. My only worry is how Ubisoft often pay lip service only to the trappings of these better games. Like they will have the apparent setup of Hitman but there is a big icon telling you to "DO EXACTLY THIS FOR SPECIAL KILL" or they have the quests of The Witcher but none of the divergent outcomes.

 

To be more positive, the number one draw of the series for me is the historical tourism, so I'll be all into an ancient Greek setting on that basis alone.

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1 hour ago, Pob said:

Even if the games are amazing one per year is too much to play when the games are so massive. 

Agreed, Origins was my first ever AC game. im 37 hours in and playing it weekly.  I reckon it'll be 50 when i finish it and am really enjoying it.  No chance i'll be playing another so soon due to so many other games i want to try. 

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The only disappointing thing about this news for me is that this is most likely the '+1 unannounced franchise' being released before April 2019 and not, as I'd hoped for, Splinter Cell.

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1 hour ago, footle said:

 

This is an astonishingly odd post given that your next post in the thread shows that you haven't played Origins.

How so? I've heard nothing but good things about Origins. Hence why I'm not excited to play the next one as I've still been meaning to buy it. 

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Sign me up for some dialogue trees. If only they'd completely jettison the inane hokum of the animus.

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I'm interested to see this as in general I am a fan of the AC series, but it seems bonkers to me to make a game about how the assassins came about, literally call it "Origins" and then set the very next game hundreds of years earlier.

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They took two years out to refresh the franchise but, really, it's not that different from what came before. I was playing far cry 5 last night and realised that ubisoft have really mastered the genre of "massive area, do missions to provoke area boss, kill area boss, move on". Ghost Recon, Division, Far Cry, Assassin's Creed...they're all much of a muchness. Although I have enjoyed some of the streamlining in far cry 5 - no crafting, no towers to climb, no map covered in markers. 

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36 minutes ago, VN1X said:

How so? I've heard nothing but good things about Origins. Hence why I'm not excited to play the next one as I've still been meaning to buy it. 

 

"Can't imagine anyone is excited for ..."

That's different to "I've not got around to playing the last one yet."

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The needed a year out to focus on modernizing the mechanics and game engine, now that’s done I’ve no problem with a yearly sequel until that needs to be done again. 

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Including the two expansions I sunk just over 100 hours into Origins. Brilliant game & a welcome return to form but I was hoping it marked a move to a biennial release schedule for the series. As much as the Greek setting sounds great (and in line with where I was expecting them to go next) if it comes out this year I’m going to leave it for a while as these games are so vast they become fatiguing if played too close to one another.

 

If rumours are to be believed then all the naval combat, brotherhood missions & character customisation is being reintroduced. The combat in Origins was a good improvement but it became way too easy after a while, so I’d like to see that refined further. Maybe a stamina bar or something, so you can’t just spam the same dodge & attack sequence every time & have to be a bit more tactical in how you take on groups of enemies. I’d also like to see a return to the navigation puzzles of the hidden tombs in AC2 & it would be a big missed opportunity if they don’t have monsters & beasts from Greek mythology in there somewhere.

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I have zero interest in this after the initially enjoyable but ended up as a slog of Origins (for me). It's just going to look nearly the same as they were going to do Greece in Origins but then split it in to two games didn't they? I can't face any more, sorry. :unsure:

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Origins has links to Rome, not Greece. It’s long after the Roman conquest of Greece, so it’ll be interesting to see when this is set as it will presumably be after Origins. 

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2 hours ago, HarryBizzle said:

Origins has links to Rome, not Greece. It’s long after the Roman conquest of Greece, so it’ll be interesting to see when this is set as it will presumably be after Origins. 

 

Eh, it’s set during the Ptolemaic period, literally the era where the Hellens ruled Egypt.

 

Yes the Romans had conquered the Greek mainland by that time but the game is as linked to the Greeks as the Romans

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15 hours ago, VN1X said:

There was a reason they gave the franchise a year off after the abysmal Unity (or Syndicate?). I mean if Odyssey is able to one-up the previous game then more power to Ubi of course. However, it's not as if it's the same team developing it though or the guarantee that it won't end up as another one of those Asset Flip™ entries. 

 

I guess in the end it's a win-win for me though as this news means I'll be able to snap up Origins on the cheap sooner rather than later. 

 

Syndicate was far from abysmal. 

Also, regardless the internet hatefest caused by the initial buggy release, I quite enjoyed Unity at the time. 

 

Out of curiosity,  have you played them?

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