The Assassin’s Creed franchise took a much-needed break following the 2015 release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The titles kept coming year after year causing a major fatigue on the market, so Ubisoft took a more reserved route. After reflecting on the series for a whole extra year, they came back to deliver the fantastic Assassin’s Creed Origins that revamped the formula and breathed a second wind into the franchise. This past weekend saw the launch of the latest in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and the reception is literally off the charts.
Odyssey is officially the fastest selling game in the franchise on current generation consoles. This means Odyssey has outperformed the likes of Origins, Syndicate, Unity, Rogue, IV: Black Flag and the Chronicles sub-series. The sales numbers are strong and are an indication of a huge profit for Ubisoft; meaning this type of Assassin’s Creed game is here to stay.
It’s not just the sales numbers that are blowing up, either. The critical reception to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is outpacing the previous games in the series; holding a higher overall aggregate score than every other game in the franchise outside of Assassin’s Creed II.
“We are incredibly proud of what the team accomplished with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and humbled by the amazing reception from critics and players,” says Geoffroy Sardin, Ubisoft Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Based on the quality of the game and the very encouraging reactions from players, we expect Odyssey to be one of the top performing Assassin’s Creed games of all-time.” Ubisoft is planning on extending the legacy of Odyssey with post-launch DLC similar to the post-game content in last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins. Season pass holders will get access to the story DLCs Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis, along with the free story missions in The Lost Tales of Greece.