Our exclusive coverage of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey continues with a look at one of the game’s most intriguing new features: enemy recruitment. In a first for the franchise, nearly any foe in the game can be convinced to fight for you, both on land and at sea. Game Director Scott Phillips said in our rapid-fire interview that it was the feature he fought hardest to put in the game. Now, Creative Director Jonathan Dumont explains how the system works, as well as changes to ship combat, customization and more.

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