Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot today revealed that there’ll be no new Assassin’s Creed game in 2019.
Assassin’s Creed once was a yearly franchise. Starting with Assassin’s Creed II in 2009, a new Assassin’s Creed launched ever year up until 2015s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Following negative reception for Unity, and the disappointing sales for Syndicate, Ubisoft opted to give its developers extra development time. The result of this year off was Assassin’s Creed Origins, a strong step forward for the franchise. However, rather than taking another year off, Ubisoft plans to launch a new entry, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey this year. However, after Odyssey, the franchise intends to take another break.
Speaking to GameSpot at Gamescom, Guillemot confirmed that no Assassin’s Creed is coming during the next fiscal year. The only reason we’re getting Odyssey during fiscal year 2019 is because it was being developed alongside Origins by a separate team.
“On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2017] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year,” said Guillemot. “It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”
Ubisoft intends to support Odyssey with more post-launch content than with Origins. Origins had two major story expansions (The Hidden Ones and Curse of the Pharaohs). Each added new stories, characters, weapons, and areas to explore. Hopefully, Odyssey expands on what Origins did with additional story content.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is out October 5 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.