Earlier today, a rumor went around the Internet that Ubisoft is working on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, the next installment in the popular open-world franchise. The buzz started after a keychain promoting Assassin’s Creed was shown online. According to Kotaku, (based on a report from French website JeuxVideoLive) Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will be set in ancient Greece.
Rumors about the next Assassin’s Creed have been circulating for months now—some real, some fake—but the one we’ve been hearing since January from our own sources is that the game is indeed set in Greece, and that it’ll be even more of a drastic departure for the series than Origins. We’ve heard the same details from three people who have played the game, and several more who have heard about it secondhand. While Origins added Witcher-like RPG elements, Odyssey will take things even further, those people said, bringing dialogue options to the series for the first time. You’ll be able to play as either a male or a female protagonist, although the builds we’ve heard about did not feature Origins’ main characters Bayek or Aya, but new heroes.
After a few hours of speculation, Ubisoft tweeted out confirmation that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is, in fact, real, and will be shown at E3 2018.
See you at E3! pic.twitter.com/03NTPhCkCf
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
The short clip shows what looks like the protagonist kicking an enemy from a mountaintop. While we have to wait a few days for the official reveal, it’s cool that Ubisoft has acknowledged the rumors with confirmation that there is a new Assassin’s Creed game coming. Are you a fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise? Are you excited for a new installment? What is your favorite game in the series? Be sure to leave a comment below, and stay tuned to Xbox Enthusiast for all of your E3 needs starting next week.
Andrew Gonzalez is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of Xbox Enthusiast. When not writing about Xbox, he’s usually reading comics, talking about Taylor Swift, and dreaming of the perfect Jet Force Gemini Reboot. You can follow him on Twitter. @AJGVulture89