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E3 season is such a crazy time of year for everyone, but especially for developers. The task of keeping games under wraps until the big reveal has quickly become an almost impossible task, with only certain developers having the ability to expertly pull it off. Unfortunately, despite Ubisoft‘s attempts at keeping their games a secret, like clockwork they’ve once again been outed by retail stores in the same fashion that Assassin’s Creed Origins was leaked, last year, with merchandise.
Previously, Walmart Canada leaked one of their two unannounced titles with Splinter Cell. Also included in that leak, but not touted nearly as much, was a new Assassin’s Creed game. After yet another leak today, Ubisoft decided to just come out and confirm that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming with a 300-esque teaser.
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— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is said to be a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed Origins, but this time the series will make its way to Ancient Greece. From those who have played the game and found a loop hole through their NDA, the game is supposed to drastically advance the nuances that Origins introduced, in terms of gameplay mechanics and graphics. Further details aren’t available at this time, but Ubisoft does plan on showing it off extensively at their E3 2018 showcase on June 11 at 1pm PT.
What will be interesting to see is when this game will release. Previous reports have suggested that this will release within Ubisoft’s current fiscal year, which ends at the end of March of 2019. If Ubisoft intends on releasing Odyssey in 2018, it will clearly end the mandate of releasing an AC game bi-annually, something that was put into effect after gamer fatigue and poor game quality. Ubisoft could find a loop hole within their own mandate by releasing it early next year.
Regardless, though, after a successful release of Origins, it is a tad disappointing that they’re already moving on to the next chapter, instead of letting it permiate with more content. Then again, as a 2nd generation Greek and a gamer the idea of exploring ancient Greece as an assassin is really exciting. We’ll find out just how incredible it’ll be on June 11 when Ubisoft takes the stage for their annual E3 showcase!