Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Director Talks Romance, Game Length, Shunning Multiplayer, More

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Aug 9, 2018
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is this month’s Game Informer cover game, and, as has become tradition, they subjected the game’s director, Scott Phillips, to a series of rapid-fire questions. Most of the 107 questions asked were a bit silly, but a few interesting things were touched on. You can check out a rundown of the important bits of info revealed, below.

  • Your boat is your floating home base. Your crew, lieutenants, Sokrates, Barnabas, and Herodotus will hang out there. You only get one ship, but you can customize it.
  • There will be new sea shanties.
  • There are half-a-dozen romantic partners, and you can romance them all at once. You can even take them all on your ship with you if you don’t mind some awkwardness.
  • Alexios and Kassandra can’t romance each other, “We’ll see” on whether they both exist in the world at the same time.
  • Missions are level-gated.
  • Odyssey is much longer than Origins and has a bigger map.
  • Eight studios are working on the game.
  • Multiplayer isn’t coming back, as it developing it takes resources away from the single-player experience.
  • Definitely no battle royale mode.
  • You can pet any tamed animals, including lions and bears.
  • Oddly, you can’t just pet the random dogs walking around.
  • Your horse won’t go on your ship, but you can whistle for him anywhere.
  • Probably not coming to the Switch.
  • No morality meter.
  • There will probably be a photo mode available at launch.
  • Another “We’ll see” on whether there’s a Discovery Mode.
  • Expect plenty of post-release content.
  • There’s no hair/beard customization – you’re stuck with your face.
  • Phillips is most proud about the fact that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a full RPG, which allows you to develop relationships and effect the world in a real way.

Meanwhile, IGN has released 11-minutes of new Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gameplay. The footage focuses on a single mission – Alexios/Kassandra have to help legendary doctor Hippokrates retrieve notes he needs to help a patient. This involves stealthing your way into a heavily-armed fort, and smuggling out another doctor who has Hippokrates’ notes memorized.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sneaks onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 5.

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