Last week, a blast of new Red Dead Redemption 2 previews hit the web, digging into the game's focus on non-violent interaction, intense level of detail, and new methods of interactive storytelling. Today, a wave of reviews for Assassin's Creed Odyssey praised the game's beautiful setting and the series' ongoing slide towards open world RPG. Though both were in development before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in their own ways, both games feel like responses to Link's most recent adventure in Hyrule. They seek to answer the question "Where does the open world game go from here?"
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/a38jyz/red-dead-2-assassins-creed-odyssey-and-the-future-of-the-open-world