The great turning point occurred in Origins will be followed by Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which will certainly give a further breath of freshness to the series, although we are increasingly moving away from what the game was originally.
Although we can think that the series is less and less "Assassin's Creed", actually this Odyssey will fully fall into the mechanics and themes dealt with by its predecessors: during a Reddit AMAin fact, the creative director Jonathan Dumont he explained that this new chapter will have many references to the old chapters e will shed light on different themes and mysteries until now data for taken.
For example, it will finally be revealed in which way the pieces of Eden have arrived on earth and the men have found them, they will make various references to the First Civilization of the Earth, things very related to the Greek setting of this chapter.
Regarding the gameplay, special skills will not be mandatory, so you can continue the adventure without the help of these enhanced features. The use of the shield has then been eliminated and sailing boats, although they are often present in the images and videos of the game, do not actually need to be used.
The premises that Assassin's Creed Odyssey is another great chapter of the saga there really are all.