E3 2019: ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Story Creator Mode
People were hoping for yet another Assassin’s Creed announcement at E3 this year. The one we got was a bit unexpected though. With people expecting a possible new title in the ongoing series, Ubisoft instead announced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story Creator Mode.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story Creator Mode is a tool you can use to create your own stories by building and linking together a number of quests. The game also gives you the option to share those stories with other players online. The tool allows you to decide how to start quests and what the objectives are for the character, including assassinate a target, destroy something, escort another character, reach a certain location, or other large and small tasks.
A Twine allows you to create branching narratives. For instance, you can trigger different quests based on whether a player passed or failed the previous one. You can pull in characters from the main game and write your own dialogue, using the same dialogue tools from the main game. A validation system seems to offer you reminders to, for example, connect quests to the story and include all the required elements for each one.
This is definitely an interesting announcement from Ubisoft, and to be honest, was a bit unexpected. But as publishers and platforms try to get more from each individual title, this is an interesting and unique way to attempt that. Assassin’s Creed fans will get to test it out in an open beta later this year.
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