New Details on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Romance Options and Gameplay
A recent Reddit AMA with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s creative director, Jonathan Dumont, revealed a slew of new details. The AMA brought news of the game’s launching with a reversible cover, but also unveiled details concerning romance and gameplay.
On the romance front, Ubisoft has made it clear they are leaving it to player choice. If players choose Kassandra as their main character, they are free to have her romance either a man or a woman. The relationships that spawn from these options will have depth. According to Dumont, “there will be many different opportunities for romancing characters throughout your journey, which you can opt out of at any time. Romancing plays just as much of a part in the choices during your odyssey as other decisions.” As for “romantic scenes,” Dumont says success in this regard is wholly dependent on how good a player is at romancing a character. He does note, however, that lovers will stay fully clothed in these instances.
For the gameplay side of things, the naval warfare is not as robust as that of Black Flag. Progression throughout the game will unlock weapon and ship upgrades. The same can be said for cosmetic customization options. Additionally, recruiting crew members adds “specific perks to your ship.” Recruits aren’t only beneficial to ship combat either. Similar to the Brotherhood in AC Brotherhood, the recruits help with ground combat and can act as distractions for enemy NPCs.
As for naval combat itself, Dumont explains,