Assassin's Creed Odyssey is getting some new additions, including a Discovery Tour of the game, as well as a story creator mode that lets players create quests that they can share with other players. Ubisoft confirmed Assassin's Creed Odyssey in 2018, with the game releasing later that year. In the title, players take on the role of a Misthios, the child of a Spartan family, who inherits the legendary Spear of Leonidas.
However, an Oracle's prophecy results in the child getting thrown off a cliff. The child doesn't die but gets rescued and taken to the island of Kephallonia. As a grown-up, the child becomes a Misthios, or mercenary, and it is this character that players become in the game. As the Misthios, players accept missions that take them all across a large map of ancient Greece, where they can learn about the land, its history and its people. These quests bring players into contact with a variety of interesting characters who have missions that range from delivering messages to assassinating enemies.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey will soon have even more ways to interact with the game, though. At the 2019 Ubisoft E3 conference, the company announced a Discovery Tour for the game, as well as a story creator mode. The Discovery Tour will allow players to explore ancient Greece without having in-game conflict or dealing with game limitations. The story creator mode will allow players to create missions, complete with dialogue choices, to share with other players. These quests can even also have branching narratives, as well as role-play options.
Players can expect the Discovery Tour to arrive in fall 2019, but story creator mode is now available via open beta. Ubisoft has committed a lot of time and effort to the post-launch phase of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The game just wrapped up its first piece of DLC, an episodic trilogy called Legacy of the First Blade. The company also released the first two episodes of a second piece of DLC called The Fate of Atlantis, with a third set to arrive later in the year.
In the meantime, though, Ubisoft has remained mum about plans for the next game in the franchise, although some believe that the next Assassin's Creed will take players to the Viking era. As of yet, Ubisoft has neither confirmed or denied that information. Stay tuned to our E3 hub for more coverage.