The recently released crossover stories between Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla show something really special. Not only do they indicate that there’s a good chance of getting more DLC like this in the future, but they show that Ubisoft staff clearly want to reconnect the Assassin’s Creed games once more. I love this, because that’s one of the things I used to love most about the series, before they all started to feel disconnected and very much self-contained. Hopefully, this is a sign that the series will be returning to its roots, even if the business heads at Ubisoft think it’s a good idea to stuff NFTs into the games as well.
In the beginning, Assassin’s Creed games were all linked by one bloodline, or at least a family tree. Desmond Miles was the protagonist in the modern day timeline, but we played as his ancestors throughout time. This is how we were able to check out so many places around the world, because if you go back far enough, you can guarantee that you’ve got some family in every location and time period going. The game started out really well, but then things advanced and Desmond was killed. That’s when things were loosely based on his family tree still, but then it seems like Ubisoft didn’t want to stick with that line of thinking anymore.
Since Origins, we’ve been exploring time periods based on old bones that the protagonists have found. There’s really nothing linking them together other than a supernatural lead of sorts and the need to go back to a particular time period. It’s weird, and I don’t particularly enjoy it. However, I love that Odyssey and Valhalla are linked and I want to see more of that. I think that we could get something along the lines of a larger Assassin’s Creed universe in which Kassandra from Odyssey is