Title Update 1.6.0 is narrowly focussed on just this one change. The patch weighs in at around 370MB on Xbox One and 470MB on PlayStation 4, but once installed, the game is now aware of the newer console hardware. Though it still runs through backward compatibility, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a new graphics setting that means Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 now target 60fps.
That’s literally the only patch note that Ubisoft provide for the game:
- This update adds 60 FPS support when running the game on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility.
Though it’s been superseded by the Viking adventuring of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which launched around the current generation release and was an early showcase for the new consoles’ power, there’s still a lot of love for the Ancient Greek setting of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It was the first game to give you a choice of male and female protagonist, while its huge open world provided easily over a hundred hours of adventuring for those that could take it all in.
In our review of Asssassin’s Creed Odyssey, Gareth wrote:
“Assassin’s Creed Odyssey throws so much stuff at you, it’s difficult to sift through it all. It’s a beautiful game to look at and the story is intriguing, but it feels like a game that could have been a little more ambitious if given more time to develop. There’s good ideas, from the branching story and character choice to the return of ship-based combat, but its ambitions also fray around the edges in a way that Origins didn’t.”
To highlight some all of the historical research that went into AC Odyssey, Ubisoft also released a Discover Tour mode that showcased their work and some of the realities of the setting. See our hands on thoughts here.
A lot has happened surrounding Ubisoft since the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in 2018, and widespread allegations have highlighted some of the toxic workplace culture and harassment that has been rife through many of its studios. While Ubisoft pledged to make changes in the summer of 2020 and ousted several senior executives, one year on they are facing new lawsuits and government probes into workplace conditions at some of their studios.