For those who aren’t fans of RPGs, bad news – Assassin’s Creed is now a full-on RPG series and we can expect new entries to follow the formula laid down by Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Ubisoft Yves Guillemot stated that Assassin’s Creed is now a “successful major RPG brand”, after the recent success of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, where the game exceeded Ubisoft’s expectations by all metrics. This means we can expect future games to continue being RPG-styled games. So if you’re not a fan of grinding and level blocking in your single player stories, sorry, but that’s the way Assassin’s Creed is now.
The idea behind turning Assassin’s Creed into an RPG franchise is that, as a single player experience, it’s easier to keep players retained by having them playing in a huge open-world with the constant carrot-and-stick grinding. This keeps players from selling their games shortly after release and it allows the developer to possibly sell more download content to those players at a later date. It’s also why we’ve seen Ubisoft’s Season Passes getting better and better; if you invest in the Season Pass, you’re not going to be taking your game down to GameStop a week after release. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Season Pass actually includes two full games in the form of Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, both of which release on March 29th, 2019.