Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Could Feature Multiple Different Timelines, Says Ubisoft
The Assassin’s Creed games are known for their strong focus on adapting historical time periods for open world bouts of landmark leaping, cityscape parkouring, and, of course, violent murdering. Entries in recent years such as ‘Origins‘ have only upped the ante with incredible amounts of detail, and the next installment looks to only build upon that further. The franchise’s ambitions only seem to climb higher, as Ubisoft is now looking to introduce multiple timelines to a single game.
In a new post to the Ubi Blog, Ubisoft Canada’s Executive Vice President Lionel Raynaud detailed several topics regarding the future of the company’s most popular open-world franchises. One notable statement talked about the increasing desire to have “bigger post-launch periods,” with the eventual goal of extending a game’s add-on content indefinitely:
So this line is absolutely fuzzier and fuzzier. We all see a future where a game will stay [post-launch], and new experiences will come in the games.”
When this release model is applied to the Assassin’s Creed games, it could mean future installments in the series would launch as DLC instead of the full games we get on a yearly basis. Raynaud addressed other Ubisoft properties as well, saying franchises like Far Cry and Watch Dogs could easily introduce new locales as well as a means to “seamlessly” travel between them.
We would be able to – in the same world – have several historical periods, for instance, in Assassin’s Creed, and use the Animus to travel from one to the other. Or have different areas of the world linked by travel systems, so that a Far Cry game or a Watch Dogs game could happen in different countries in the same experience, seamlessly.”
Ubisoft’s lofty ambitions for Assassin’s Creed and open-world games in general are being made with “next-gen” in mind, a growing sentiment with developers as the current console generation reaches it’s closing chapter. Projects like Bethesda’s upcoming Starfield RPG and Microsoft’s next Xbox are already gearing up for the generational switch, and it’ll be interesting to see how these experiences will further adapt to the digital-fueled future ahead of us.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the oodles of content headed our way for new Assassin’s Creed games, or are you unhappy about the essential demise of game sequels? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more from the realm of Ubisoft, check out these next few news stories:
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