As previously reported, Ubisoft has big plans for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The publisher is no stranger to strong post-launch support, but the upcoming open world outing is arguably its most ambitious endeavour yet.
Okay, so Odyssey launches on the 5th October, and of course it'll have a season pass. Buying that gets you three things: two 'Story Arcs' and Assassin's Creed III Remastered. You can read more about the latter through here.
As for the Story Arcs, here's what the press release has to say:
Story Arc 1 - Legacy of the First Blade: This episodic adventure will introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. Players will learn more about the backstory of the Assassins and why they choose to fight from the shadows. Starting December 2018, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart.
Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis: In the second story arc, players will confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city. In a surprising saga filled with twists and turns, players will get even closer to Greek mythology and the First Civilization. Coming spring 2019, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart.
It sounds like an interesting approach, especially seeing as it's going to utilise an episodic format.
On top of that, Ubisoft has a lot of free stuff lined up that you won't need the season pass for. Regular in-game events like the ones debuted in Assassin's Creed Origins will return, and they'll sit alongside more general updates. The press release mentions New Game Plus, for example, and "new challenges".
Here's what you can expect, again, according to the press release:
The Lost Tales of Greece: Free episodic questlines will release regularly in-between episodes, providing a constant flow of new stories for players to discover. These quests will feature familiar faces and new characters from the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Recurring In-Game Events: Each week a new epic ship or mercenary will appear, presenting players with challenging battles as they hunt down these powerful enemies. Daily and weekly contracts will send players on new quests across Greece.
Discovery Tour: The educational tool that lets anyone explore the game in a conflict-free environment, will be available for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Players can traverse the entire interactive 3D recreation of Ancient Greece, free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, after launch.
Many more updates, including new monstrous and mythical creatures to defeat and a New Game Plus mode presenting new challenges and the ability to see how different choices affect players’ stories.
Sound good to you? Is this the kind of stuff that you want to see Ubisoft adding to Odyssey? Embark on a whole new adventure in the comments section below.