Ubisoft has confirmed that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be AC Odyssey. By all we’ve seen so far, it’s obvious that it will take place in Ancient Greece. That’s basically everything we know so far, other than the fact that there are several things pointing at Sparta as some sort of focal point. Ubisoft will reveal more at E3 2018.
Recently, the French website Jeuxvideo revealed a piece of merchandise from a new Assassin’s Creed game. The merch in question is a keyring with a Spartan helmet. The packaging bears the name Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. When you put it all together, it leaves absolutely zero doubt as to what we’re talking about here. If this leak turned out to be true, then clearly we’d be looking at an AC game set in Ancient Greece. The only thing left was to see if the leak had any merit. We didn’t have to wait too long.
Turns out, the leak was completely legit. A few hours after the keyring became public, Ubisoft confirmed AC Odyssey on the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter. They didn’t reveal much; it’s just a short gif basically telling us that we’ll have to wait until E3 to find out more. However, they do hit hard on a possibly crucial detail. The gif features a soldier kicking somebody off a cliff, in a clear reference to the “This is Sparta!” moment from 300. That, coupled with the Spartan helmet and the Lambda symbol above the title, seems to point at Sparta as a pretty important element in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Now, it’s eyebrow-raising to see the first signs of another Assassin’s Creed game not even a year after the previous one, Assassin’s Creed Origins. I’m not sure how smart it is to slot them almost back to back like that. Hopefully, this is just a little sneak peek at a game that’s still a while off. Origins was pretty good, and that’s because they took their time with it. We’ll have to wait for E3 to see what’s going to happen.