Even though Assassin's Creed Valhalla might be the most recent entry in the long-running action-adventure series, Ubisoft has today announced that it will soon be bringing a pretty major update to the game that preceded it, Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Notably, this new update will solely be to improve how the game runs on next-gen hardware with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.
Revealed by Ubisoft this afternoon, a new update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey is set to roll out in the coming day that will bring 60fps support to the title on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. This patch, which is version 1.6.0, is slated to go live at 2:00am EDT on August 24 and will be roughly 370MB on Xbox and 470MB on PlayStation. No additional improvements are said to be included in the patch outside of this upgrade to the frame rate.
Missing Ancient Greece? A new title update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be deployed on August 24, adding 60FPS support when running the game on Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility! #AssassinsCreed— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) August 23, 2021
The key thing to note about this update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey is that it's not a full-blown next-gen "upgrade" for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Since both consoles were released at the end of last year, many studios have been pushing out new updates to adapt their games to next-gen platforms and have in the process created dedicated ports for these devices. Instead, this patch for Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply going to make the game that much better in its backward compatible form. Whether or not a dedicated new version of the game would ever come about for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in the future remains to be seen.
So how do you feel about this update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey? Is it going to prompt you to return to the world of Greece once again? Let me know all of your thoughts either down in the comments or shoot me a message over on Twitter at @MooreMan12 if you'd like to chat more.