Ubisoft won’t release a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2019, instead offering ongoing content drops for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, due to release on 5th October 2018.
The news comes the way of Gamespot, who spoke to Yves Guillemot during Gamescom, the Ubisoft CEO said, “we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year… just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other.”
Guillemot was of course referring to the overlap in development of Assassin’s Creed Origins, released last year, and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, seemingly the last Assassin’s Creed we’ll see for a couple of years (and possibly without making a cross-generational jump). Instead, Guillemot suggested we’ll get “lots of content coming… on a regular basis, [with] some new possibilities for play.”
Ubisoft has changed up their approach with the Assassin’s Creed franchise in recent years are successive disappointing releases, including Unity and Syndicate. Origins, which was broadly praised by critics, warranted a score of 9/10 from us here at Press Start, with the review, Brodie Gibbons describing it as “a return to form.” Hopefully, the continued move away from annualisation ensures Assassin’s Creed game keep to this high standard of quality.