Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Director Wants To Make The Game A “Full On RPG”
Anyone who has been closely watching the development of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey can certainly see that the game has been aiming to be a big change from past iterations in the series. The latest entry promises the return of naval battles, as well as the inclusion of many new features including a dialogue wheel, and a variety of potential romantic pairings for the protagonist. It seems that Ubisoft is looking to give the player control over as many aspects of the game as possible. This is certainly reflected in new comments from the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey director.
GameReactor recently conducted an interview with the Game Director of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Scott Philips, at Gamescom 2018 this week in Germany. Philips reiterated the past sentiments from Ubisoft by saying that player choice was one of the two big goals for the Odyssey development team. “One was putting choice at the center of the experience, so choice and consequences and bringing dialogue options and impacts to the decisions that you make across the game,” said Philips.
The second priority comes as a bit of a game-genre shift for the Assassin’s Creed series, as it seems Philips wants to make it “into a full-on RPG.” As he states: “So, progression, pushing that beyond what Assassin’s Creed Origins did, giving you multiple pathways to progress. We’ve got naval as well, so you’ve got seamless open-world naval where you can progress your ship and upgrade that, you’ve got your character where you’re getting new gear, you can engrave that gear with special perks to make it your playstyle, so choice gets interwoven into that.”
Philips does confirm that the same basic fights seen in Assassin’s Creed games will be present here, but the greater variety of combat styles and tactical strategies will turn the game into more of an RPG than the series has ever been before. It’s looking quite promising so far, and hopefully it will provide an experience worthy of Caesar himself. What do you guys think about these comments from the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey director? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Assassin’s Creed Odyssey news, such as the rumors of Atlantis-themed DLC for the game, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!
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