This week has been full of details about the next Assassin’s Creed, but one that’s not been discussed widely is the nugget that Odyssey will get weekly updates post-launch.
The detail came out after Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre told Gamesindustry that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey was part of the publisher’s games-as-a-service strategy, explicitly describing it as a “service-type product”.
“The idea with Odyssey is to create new content every week so that it’s a adventure for the fans … we want this Odyssey to be living, to always be fresh, so it’s a different way to create games this way,” Corre was quoted as saying.
While post-launch support is nothing new, for an Assassin’s Creed title or AAA games, the frequency of patches is. The volume means any new content will probably be rather straightforward — new challenges, for instance — as Ubisoft will still be developing “recurring major story content”, as noted in the description for the Odyssey season pass.
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To read the full interview with Corre, head here.