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Our #E3 expectations

The E3 is on its way and this year it is more exciting than ever! Ubisoft finally owns the company again since they are no longer tied to an external company. They can finally sail their own course, which was needed. Now only one question remains: what are they going to do? Do we get a teaser for what is to come? Do we get a large DLC, or does a completely new part suddenly surface from out of nowhere? We look forward a little bit and especially dream about this in this blog.

Michael

A new year, a new E3 and what will Ubisoft do this year? Well we get a new Assassin’s Creed! Or will it be a huge DLC or?! Ubisoft teased us with a small teaser video:

Still we don’t know if Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be a brand new game, a huge standalone DLC or even a announcement for what the new Assassin’s Creed game will be for next year. I think about these several possibilities:

  1. A large Assassin’s Creed Origins expansion called Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, similar to the Freedom Cry DLC for Black Flag. This was released separately for Black Flag and was good as a standalone, partly because it is a completely different protagonist namely Adéwalé. I hear and read everywhere in Greece, so let me join in and let’s go crazy: we go to ancient Greece with Aya 😉
  2. A complete new remake of the original: Assassin’s Creed from the year 2007! This one should have been there previous E3, because the series was 10 years old last year. It would have been a nice tribute to release the remastered original in that year, but unfortunately nothing was said on a possible remaster. however I still expect and secretly hope we will see the remaster of the original this year! Origins might be the origins story for the franchise, but there is only one true first Assassin’s Creed and that one has Altaïr and Desmond.
  3. A tip of the veil of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that will come out at the end of 2019.

I put my hands in the fire and will completely disregard the rumors that there is a completely new part coming this year. Origins was a huge project and they certainly can not make a second Origins in a totally different setting. Personally, I hope that they take another break, because this did the series quite well. This also opens my schedule a little so I can start playing Rogue remastered at ease and then we can prepare ourselves for a new Assassin’s Creed next year. A teaser, at most. One that doesn’t give away much, but can make a nice impression.


Ivar

As an very active gamer I have been looking forward to this E3 for quite some time. While the announcements of Red Dead Redemption II and Battlefield V satisfied my hunger for more information for a few days, my passion for Assassin’s Creed is sky high since the last game.

First of all there is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. As an amateur history reseacher, with a focus for the ancient Greek and Roman era, this is literally a dream come true. Finally there will be a game where I as a person can walk around in a quite historically accurate ancient Greece. My hope to see the city of Athens is already quite surely fulfilled, but Sparta is also a location I would love to see. The main question I have is when the game takes place. Odyssey is a reference to Odysseus, a hero of the Trojan wars in 1200 BC. While I would absolutely love to see the battle of Troy (and the different city states of Greece), it is most likely about 1200 years to early in the Assassin’s Creed series. Origins was set 1150 years after the Trojan wars, and as a reboot of the series, my guess is that Odyssey takes place about 10 years after Origins.

During this period, Greece was under the rule of the Roman Republic/Empire, but don’t worry, we’ll still see dozens of ruins of temples, fortresses, but also newly build buildings as well! Don’t forget that the era of Ancient Greece lasted for over a thousand years! I would certainly love to see mythology make a larger come back (as seen in Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs), as mythology was a very important aspect of daily life in the ancient era.

In short, I expect a huge Ubisoft presence for E3, with a focus on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, hopefully a year 2 for Origins and maybe a remaster of one of the older games and one or two new IP’s. The Crew and Watch_Dogs 3 will possibly be teased, year 2 for Wildlands will get more information and a new Splinter Cell wouldn’t be bad either.