“With more entries than a Love Island contestant’s little black book, Ubisoft’s flagship franchise is returning sooner than expected, hitting Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 25, 2018. The reason it’s such a surprise is because 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins came after a year-long break, and that’s something video game companies just don’t do. These companies are here to make money, and taking a year off when a series is selling well, reviewing decently, and even spawning (shit) Hollywood movies films is, well, it’s rather unprecedented and brilliantly consumer friendly.
Origins came along and wowed most of us, actually making significant changes to the combat while also embracing high-end tech and giving us 4K upscaled visuals and, frankly, gorgeous HDR lighting throughout Egypt. Odyssey will be the 21st Assassin’s Creed game in just over 10 years, and simply releasing “Origins 2” under a new name won’t be enough – not when you’ve curried favour with series fans, especially the long-term ones who you finally won back. Put simply, there are issues that need addressing.”