Since its debut in 2007, the Assassin's Creed series has undergone countless changes. A rotating throw of leading protagonists and the settings they bring with them keeps the long-term franchise fresh. The addition of more hidden-friendly mechanics has also been a blessing for the series. Nevertheless, it is Assassin's Creed Origins introduction of RPG mechanics that really shook things up. Interestingly, the next post not only doubles on the RPG elements, it prioritizes them. According to Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game Director Scott Phillips, it is a "full-on RPG."
During Gamescom 201
So I think there are two big things we wanted to achieve. One was to put choices in the center of the experience, so choices and consequences and bring dialogue choices and influence on the decisions you make over the game.
In addition to the choices and consequences, the team also made "to make it full and RPG." Phillips continued,
So progression, pushed it beyond what Assassin's Creed Origins did and gave you more ways to progress. We also have fleet so you have seamless open world marine where you can develop your ship and upgrade it, you have your character where you get new equipment, you can dig the equipment with special benefits to make it your game style so the choice being drawn into it.
You have skills that blend up the game and give you many new opportunities in the match so you have the same core matches as Assassin's Creed Origins but we have improved it in addition to these abilities as You must build up adrenaline [sic] before using adrenaline [sic] on an ability in the game.
It really mixed up the game and made it a much stronger general RPG experience with the choice of combined into it.
Ubisoft Quebec has hammered home how Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an RPG experience for a simultaneous. Player selection in all situations will offer fans ownership over this entry in the series, the team noted in a recent developer diary.
Since Assassin's Creed will take a year in 2019, it's a long wait to see how the series will evolve next time.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey comes this fall October 5, 2019.