The map size of this year’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a notable step up from last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, as one fan recently calculated.
In a surprisingly well-made comparison video, YouTuber Dimitris Galatas compares six different maps from past games in the series before sizing them up to Odyssey‘s map. The video starts with the tiny neighborhood of Assassin’s Creed‘s Damascus (0.13km²), leading up to Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ gargantuan recreation of Egypt (80km²), and ends with Odyssey‘s calculated 130km² recreation of Greece. If the estimate here is accurate, the world of Odyssey will be an impressive 63 percent larger than the previous game.
The comparison video can be seen below, and Dimitris Galatas claims that they are making another video including the maps of other installments like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed III, at fan request. Galatas’ size calculation of Odyssey has not been confirmed by Ubisoft, but it looks to be fairly plausible.
The size of Odyssey‘s map is no doubt staggering when compared to Origins, but it is important to compare their contents as well. While Origins‘ map was largely a land mass, Odyssey‘s map is made up of much more water, suggesting that the actual explorable land of both worlds will be more comparably sized than it would seem.
Not only is the developer shooting for authenticity in Odyssey‘s setting, but in the game’s cast as well. Both main characters in the game will be played by Greek actors, according to an E3 2018 interview with the game’s audio director.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is slated to launch October 5th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.