In a recent gameplay video, IGN revealed (kudos to AccessTheAnimus for spotting it) that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature two gameplay modes. The first one will be called Guided Mode and will be similar to what gamers have been experiencing in the previous AC games and the other one will be called Exploration Mode.
Going into more details, in Guided Mode markers will be displayed at all times and quest objectives will be given to players automatically. On the other hand, in Exploration Mode, the player will have to investigate the world to uncover targets and quest objectives.
Naturally, players will be able to choose the mode they want to once they start their adventure (and although it has not been confirmed yet, we are pretty sure that players will be able to switch between these modes while playing the game).
The exploration mode sounds interesting however it remains to be seen whether Ubisoft will provide some hints via its dialogue system about the location of the objectives or not. After all, we’ve seen numerous RPGs in which players have to aimlessly wander around in order to find – by mere luck – a quest objective. So yeah, if that’s the case here – and since Odyssey will feature a pretty big map – I think I’ll stick with the Guided Mode.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on October 5th!