Ubisoft recently released the latest story DLC for its hit game Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, but it wasn’t nearly as well-received as the rest of the game. In fact, a major story event actually ended up upsetting a lot of the fanbase. In response to this, the game’s creative director, Johnathan Dumont, extended an apology to the fans, an explanation of the intent with the story, and a promise to address the issues with the next release.
In the Legacy of the First Blade DLC, what ends up happening (spoilers!) is that Alexios or Kassandra enter into a relationship in order to have a child, therefore connecting those characters to the rest of the assassin bloodline. That makes sense, but the problem many fans had with it is it interfered with the otherwise wide open agency for the rest of the game by forcing the player into a relationship.
Dumont stated that the intent was to offer a choice for the player between a “utilitarian” relationship and a more genuine one, but offered that the team didn’t handle that as well as it hoped. While the DLC won’t be changed as it is, Dumont states that more care will be taken to ensure the feeling of choice as the DLC story continues.