Ubisoft has been beneficiant with particulars about Murderer’s Creed Odyssey since its reveal at E3 2018, releasing screenshots, trailers, and gameplay exhibiting off the brand new dialogue and RPG components. Now, extra particulars have been launched by way of a Reddit AMA with Johnathan Dumont, the sport’s Inventive Director, together with which character can be canon throughout the franchise’s lore.
When requested if there could be a definitive, canon story, Dumont confirmed that Kassandra would, in truth, be the canon possibility, stating, “Sure there can be a canon represented within the novel. It options Kassandra and her journey.” Dumont went on to acknowledge that regardless of Kassandra’s storyline being canon, gamers will nonetheless have full management over their path and that “there is no such thing as a proper or mistaken manner” to play the sport.
It’s uncommon for an Murderer’s Creed recreation to characteristic a feminine in a lead function, with Murderer’s Creed Syndicate being the one foremost entry within the franchise to characteristic a playable feminine protagonist. By making Kassandra the canon possibility, Ubisoft is contributing to an more and more numerous and inclusive market of avid gamers, making this an vital addition to the historically male-dominated medium.
Whereas the push to diversify video games is an efficient factor, it hasn’t stopped a vocal minority of the gaming neighborhood from complaining, accusing many massive gaming firms of “pandering.” Battlefield V, particularly, has seen blowback from sure members of its viewers for the sport’s inclusion of feminine troopers within the World Struggle 2 setting. Nonetheless, if this 12 months’s E3 is any indication, video games are solely going to get more and more numerous regardless of this damaging suggestions, with many video games that includes feminine protagonists all through varied press conferences.
No matter which character is canon, Murderer’s Creed: Odyssey goes to shake up the method longtime followers are used to much more than the final entry, Origins, did. With dialogue choices, romances, and multi-piece gear units, Odyssey is striving to be probably the most bold entry the franchise has ever seen. Solely time will inform if Ubisoft will have the ability to pull it off, however with a bit of luck, gamers will have the ability to lose themselves in a completely fleshed out journey via Historical Greece.
Murderer’s Creed Odyssey will launch on October 5, 2018, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.