Ubisoft has said that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is going to release with a games-as-a-service style approach.
In an interview with GI.biz, Ubisoft’s Executive Director for EMEA, Alain Corre, said that the company wants to keep things fresh after the game’s release.
“It’s a service-type product,” Corre began, before explaining:
“The idea with Odyssey is to create new content every week so that it’s a [lively] adventure for the fans. So there’s always something new, something fresh and something they can discover and appreciate. We want this Odyssey to be living, to always be fresh, so it’s a different way to create games this way.”
It’s an interesting approach to the behemoth franchise. It will likely entail weekly updates, bringing things like new missions and cosmetic features.
Corre also elaborated on Ubisoft’s thinking behind the new approach:
“When you look around, more and more it’s games-as-a-service [titles] that are the most appreciated by the fans. Because when you have invested tens and tens of hours in a game, and if there are new reasons to stay because you have fresh content to come, or innovation on a regular basis, then you are happy because all of the time you have invested… It’s part of your life.”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will launch on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 5.