Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has sold discretely in the UK, although there are worries about the drop in retail sales compared to the previous Assassin’s Creed Origins, over 50% for the physical units distributed in 2018.
Specifically, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey totaled 305,937 pieces sold in the United Kingdom in 2018 against 679,670 copies of Assassin’s Creed Origins sold in 2017, according to a report published by Statista. A notable decrease, which could be due to the continuous advance of digital sales (which today represents about 80% of the gaming market turnover in the United Kingdom) and at the minimum price cut of retailers, which during the Black Friday and Christmas have preferred to cut the price of titles such as Battlefield V, Hitman 2, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Fallout 76.
There are no precise numbers about digital sales and in this sense Assassin’s Creed Odyssey could have performed much better.
Recall that in recent days the first rumors on the new episode of the series have also emerged, apparently titled Assassin’s Creed Adder and coming in 2020. The detailed information sheet that accompanies this shot illustrates Adder as an extremely ambitious title and placed chronologically after the events of Origins: the adventure should focus on the events experienced by Amunet (Aya) in the 14 years of activity she will have to do to build her own Guild of Assassins in Ancient Rome.
The project would be in development at Ubisoft Montreal and Quebec and would see the return of Melissa MacCoubrey, the narrative director of Odyssey. From the point of view of game mechanics, the title should revive the Brotherhood system albeit with changes related, for example, to the possibility for the Hidden Ones to advance in rank by climbing a ranking. The main story should also include Bayek (protagonist of AC Origins) in the role of supporting character interpretable in some missions of the singleplayer campaign.
The development of Assassin’s Creed Adder should continue throughout 2019, and then be commercialized on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in an unspecified period of 2020.