A new video from Ubisoft charts its plans to provide continued support for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey after the game releases on October 5. It’s an extremely ambitious program designed to keep players engaged with new content for months.
Odyssey’s season pass
Odyssey’s season pass includes two three-episode story arcs. Legacy of the First Blade pairs the player with the first assassin in the Brotherhood to wield the Hidden Blade. If Legacy follows the series’ established lore, that would be Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, the main character in Assassin’s Creed 1.
Legacy will be followed by The Fate of Atlantis. As its name suggests, Atlantis will have its own take on what happened to the fictional city invented by Plato in the dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias”. It will be interesting to see if The Fate of Atlantisfollows Plato’s original vision of Atlantis as a city corrupted by superior technology, wealth and military power or adheres to the revised fantasy of Atlantis as a utopian wonderland.
The three episodes in each story arc will appear in roughly six-week intervals. Legacy of the First Blade is scheduled to start in December with The Fate of Atlantis following in the Spring.
The Season Pass will also include a remastered edition of Assassin’s Creed 3 which is the one set during the American Revolution.
Odyssey’s free post-launch content
New story content will also be provided for players who don’t want to buy the season pass. The Lost Tales of Greece is a collection of six quests that introduce new characters and add new adventures with characters met in the main game. The Lost Tales quests will be interleaved with the season pass episodes resulting in a new story-driven quest or episode every three weeks beginning in December.
The post-launch plans for Odyssey also include recurring events designed to reward players with exotic gear. Every week an epic mercenary or ship will challenge those who enjoy taking down difficult opponents. Given the new melee options in Odyssey, going toe-to-toe with the mercenaries could be big fun. Finally, daily and weekly contracts will reward a special currency that can be redeemed for rare and exotic gear that will be renewed on a weekly basis.
Ubisoft’s ambitious plan to provide new story content every three weeks for nine months after Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches is an indication the company believes strongly in their game. It’s an exciting move in the direction of games like the Elder Scrolls Online which has had great success with its quarterly schedule of substantial story-driven expansions. It’s also a welcome change from the repetitive gear grind of shooter-looters like Destiny. I hope it succeeds because I’d much rather play through a new story than repeat the same mission for the umpteenth time.
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