No, not that word but the other one: “Service”. A word — a term even; “games-as-a-service” becoming something of a common presence within the AAA space of video games nowadays — a lot of consumers and onlookers alike have given outright negative connotations towards. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Ubisoft’s Executive Director Alain Corre, explained that they intend to keep adding to the game on a weekly basis following its release on October 5.
“It’s a service-type product,” Corre proclaims. “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.” Despite not going into any particular detail as to what sort of weekly content Assassin’s Creed would be getting, Corre did end things by making the bold statement that games-as-a-service models are “the most appreciated by the fans”.
It’s no surprise to find Ubisoft expanding their own GaaS investments. The publisher already continues to support two of their major multiplayer-centric titles in the form of Rainbow Six: Siege and For Honor — the latter of which was revealed, during this year’s E3 affairs, to be getting a significant update. And it looks like one of the publisher’s most successful series in Assassin’s Creed, will be the latest to enter the fray. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available across PS4, Xbox One & PC.