Assassin's Creed Odyssey once again takes Ubisoft's assassination series to a new historical time period and stars two new characters. This time, players are sent to Ancient Greece where they'll play as either Alexios or Kassandra. But what about Origins' power couple protagonists Bayek and Aya? According to Ubisoft's creative head, protagonists as powerful as those two could return, maybe even in a film or TV series.
In a new interview from Game Informer with Ubisoft's chief creative officer Serge Hascoet, the 30-year veteran at Ubisoft talks about how the company's management of new ideas has changed over the years. One of the questions, was about whether we'll popular characters like Bayek and Aya, who starred in Assassin's Creed Origins, will return.
"I don't want to discuss it, but there is a plan. When we create characters as strong as Ezio, it's a pity not to go further," says Hascoet. "But then Bayek and his wife are powerful characters. Maybe something else will push forward, be it a TV show or a movie."
Now, this isn't a confirmation of any concrete plans, but we know two things: Ubisoft has made an Assassin's Creed movie before (it didn't go great), and there is an Assassin's Creed anime series in-development from the creator of the Castlevania anime series on Netflix.
Details are still vague on the Assassin's Creed anime series, but if Adi Shankar decides to revisit previous Assassin's Creed protagonists rather than create a new one then, well, Bayek and Aya are certainly established heroes in the series. Then again, the Assassin's Creed film starring Michael Fassbender starred an original character, although reception to the film was middling at best.
As for a new Bayek video game, Hascoet made it clear that Ubisoft values new time periods and historical settings over pre-established characters. "The most interesting thing about Assassin's Creed for us is to explore history, not characters. When we decide what's next, the main question is, 'what the next period is we want to visit?'" So far, aside from Ezio, Ubisoft has been taking this directive seriously.
The whole interview is worth a read for more Ubisoft info. You can also read our review for Assassin's Creed Odyssey to see what we think of Ubisoft's take on Ancient Greece, and check out our Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide for even more info.