Ever since the official confirmation that Ubisoft was working on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the action-adventure role-playing game has been compared to the franchise’s former installment, Assassin’s Creed Origins. After all, many consider Origins to be a fresh take on a long-running franchise, so many may fear that Odyssey won’t live up to expectations; however, when it comes to map size, that doesn’t seem likely to be the case.
For context, Damascus in the original Assasin’s Creed measured in at 0.13km², with each game increasing in size as the franchise expanded. According to YouTuber Dimitras Galatas, as seen in the video below, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey measures in 130km², which absolutely crushes Damascus, and is 2.5 times larger than Assassin’s Creed Origins, which measures in at 80km².
One thing to consider, however, in comparing the size of the maps is the landmass of Egypt. Whereas Egypt was more or less a solid block of land, Greece’s map contains the Aegean Sea, which consumes a solid portion of the map. Nevertheless, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey contains a large number of islands and visitable locations, including the showcased Mykonos Island.
It’s worth mentioning Galatas used the in-game footage of Odyssey to make the calculations, but Ubisoft has yet to confirm the official size. Although Galatas is likely to be correct, it’s best to take this news with a small grain of salt; however, since most Assassin’s Creed game has been larger than the last, it would be truly surprising if this proved to be untrue with Odyssey. While awaiting confirmation of the map size, it’s noteworthy that Ubisoft has already addressed the concerns about the franchise returning to an annual release schedule.
This news should also help alleviate fears that Odyssey won’t live up to the standard of Origins, especially since we here at Game Rant consider it to be one of the best games of E3 2018. Of course, time will tell when Assassin’s Creed Odyssey officially launches later this year
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set to launch on October 5, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: YouTube – Dimitras Galatas