Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has received an update aimed at squashing some bugs and issuing minor (but unspecified) quality-of-life features. The 1.0.3 update is now available, and the patch notes are relatively vague. Among its features are “quality-of-life and usability improvement” and “various ‘game breaking’ issues that could happen in specific conditions.” It also says it improves performance and stability.
The patch notes end with a note promising more info. “Stay tuned for additional information concerning the changes included in 1.0.3,” it says. GameSpot has contacted Ubisoft for more detail and will update if more information becomes available.
Ubisoft is likely happy with the success of Odyssey so far. Though it didn’t give specific sales data, it announced it had the best launch week for any game in the franchise on the current generation of consoles. That would include Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), as well as all the follow-ups including Assassin’s Creed Unity (2014), Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (2015), and Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017). That number does include revenue from microtransactions, which could mean other games outsold it on a per-unit basis, but Odyssey generated more money altogether.
Odyssey has gotten extra attention from an emerging market as well, as Google is using it as a test subject for its Project Stream technology. Players selected for the limited test can play it unlimited through their Chrome browser until January of next year, and are given $10 in in-game currency to purchase any microtransactions. As a trade-off, though, players lose all progress after the end-date.
If you’re just getting started in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, check out our story primer and tips for beginners. If you’ve gotten a few more Grecian hours under your belt, you may be ready to take on some mythological beasts or get some legendary armor sets.
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Author: Steve Watts
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