Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - Windows & MAC
It seems like only last year that Ubisoft announced it was taking a break from its annual Assassin’s Creed release cycle to focus on quality control. That’s because it was, of course, which made the announcement of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, just months after last year’s Origins, a source of mild concern. We’re pleased to reveal then that it looks like Ubisoft’s year out is having some lingering good effects, because after a little less than an hour with the game it feels like a worthy follow-up to Origins, building on that game’s tweaks to the formula while revelling in a setting that the franchise feels born for. Odyssey is landing in Assassin’s Creed’s classic release window, hitting consoles worldwide on 5 October 2018. As you’d expect, it will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with support for both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Pre-orders for the game have opened already, so you can grab it from Amazon or Game in the UK, or Amazon or Best Buy in the US, or wherever else you prefer. As you might expect, there are pre-order bonuses, along with more expensive versions with names like Deluxe, Gold, Omega, and Medusa.
The game’s official system requirements are not known yet.
- It shouldn’t really be any surprise that when you first start out, Odyssey plays very similarly to Origins. As you explore the new Greek setting - our demo was set on the islands of Mykonos and Delos - there’s a familiar mix of exploration, stealth, and combat.
- Where there have been changes, they run pretty consistently in one direction: picking up the baton from Origins, Odyssey is leaning into its RPG elements, building up your character choices, dialogue options, and skill progression to make each playthrough a little bit more your own.
- I think that after Unity Ubisoft know hot to do things.