The Assassin's Creed franchise was at one time one of the best gaming series around. The unique story, set in both the past and future, mixed with fluid free-flow fight mechanics, and an open-world featuring some of the most famous cities in the world made it appealing to many. But then, at about the third main title, the games became more and more derivative. They began to lose their appeal, even though the games were growing in some slight ways. This forced Ubisoft to restart in a way, and the result was the very successful Assassin's Creed Origins. Of course, the question then became, what's next? Well, the answer might just be Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
This comes via numerous sources, including one who said that this was meant to be the location of Origins, but it was later swapped for Egypt. Now that Origins reestablished the series to prominence, the time has come to head to Greece apparently. Now, should you need more proof, Resetera has found pictures showing further proof that Greece is the next setting. Including a picture of a shirt with a Spartan helmet underneath the symbol of the Brotherhood. Add to that a keychain saying Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and mix that with the rumors that have been spilling out, and it's clear that this is the next title in the franchise.
Of course, the question now is, "where does it fall into the timeline?" Previous entries in the series had each game following a new protagonist, and Odyssey may do that still, however, as for where it takes place in the timeline, it's apparently going to be a true sequel to Assassin's Creed Origins. The story will follow what happened to the Brotherhood after Bayek established it. And given how popular the ancient world was in Origins, you can imagine what will happen when players arrive in Ancient Greece, the home of many legends, as well as many gods.
One of the key gameplay aspects of Origins was being able to fight gods like Anubis, and if we are going to Greece, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to fight gods like Zeus, Poseidon, Ares, Athena, and more. It just depends on what Ubisoft wants to do, and how far they feel they need to go with this title.
You could argue that there is a lot of pressure on Ubisoft with this one. After all, they made a big bounce back with Origins, and the last thing that players want is to see the series fall into old habits. This will no doubt remain in Ubisoft's mind as they prepare the next title that is for sure coming regardless of whether Odyssey is it or not.
The final question is naturally, "When will it be revealed?" Well, given that it's leaked, and we're really close to E3 2018, it'd be shocking if a confirmation one way or another isn't made there. Especially since Ubisoft has a press conference every year, this one included. E3 2018 starts on June 11th.
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