[Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be at E3 2018.]
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— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) May 31, 2018
When Assassin’s Creed: Origins launched, it did so to some solid reviews, with many gamers believing the latest action-adventure title to be the best of the franchise. Of course, this notion alone supports the idea of Ubisoft giving the game a direct sequel, as rumors about the next title being set in Greece quickly spread. Now, if this leak proves to be accurate, it appears that these rumors are true.
Originally leaked by JeuxVideo, a piece of collectible merchandise – a keychain with a Roman or Greek helmet – is shown, giving credence to the ideas of an Assassin’s Creed: Origins sequel. The keychain container also proudly displays Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey beneath a unique symbol, which contains another helmet shown beneath a sharply-pointed Assassin symbol.
Since Origins has had full support and post-game content, with the latest DLC Curse of the Pharaohs bringing that to an end, it would make sense that Ubisoft is moving forward with the next installment in the franchise. Check out the leaked piece of merchandise here:
— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 31, 2018
Although unconnected to the leaked merch, other rumors suggest that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will launch in the fall of 2019. This window of release makes sense given that Origins took an extra year of development, but it does mean that players may be waiting a long time for an official confirmation. Fortunately, that rumor doesn’t rule out Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey having a presence at E3 2018, especially after the Canadian Walmart leak.
As with most rumors, this news should be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s hard to imagine that this merch could mean anything but another Assassin’s Creed game. In the meantime, Ubisoft fans wanting a little more time with the franchise have a couple Assassin’s Creed: Origins DLCs to play, as well as a New Game Plus mode. As soon as more is learned about Ubisoft’s next title, whether it be Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey or not, we will let you know, Ranters!
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.