Ubisoft has a lot of things planned for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Naval battles, recruiting soldiers, dialogue choices, tamable animals, and fighting legendary Greek myths like Medusa are just part of a long list of features that gamers will encounter. Suffice it to say, there's a lot of equipment and abilities to unlock as players progress through Assassin's Creed, and not everyone will want to abandon those unlocks if they wish to play through the main quest again.
Ubisoft tackled a similar dilemma in Origins by adding a then series-first New Game Plus during the game's post-launch phase, which is something Game Rant can now confirm will feature in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
When creative director Jonathan Dumont was asked if Odyssey will get a New Game Plus experience, he was quick to confirm that it was coming - although it won't be ready when the game launches this October:
Yes, there will be! It will be a little bit later than the launch.
Before players can get to the end game content, Dumont is confident that Assassin's Creed Odyssey will take players quite some time go progress through, stating that that Odyssey has plenty of moving parts that will keep gamers hunting around the world as the end-game content arrives.
Considering that the game will take longer than Origins to beat, fans should expect the storyline of Odyssey to take more than 30 hours to complete. If the new game plus content is anything like Origins, players should expect to keep their abilities, equipment, level, and inventory as they restart all of their quests at a much harder difficulty. The world fog will likely reset as well, forcing players to explore the world once more.
Fans can also use the new game plus experience to see how different dialogue choices can shape the ending of the game. There will be some big choices along the main quest that will alter what goes down before the credits roll, though for most non-essential quests such dialogue choices will simply allow different paths that lead to the same general conclusion. Dumont says that Ubisoft doesn't want players to miss out on content, so new game plus players shouldn't expect to find a bunch of hidden quests on their second playthrough.
In any event, whatever Ubisoft is planning to serve up for the Odyssey new game plus experience is a mystery for now, but fans can rest assured that's it coming.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.