Ubisoft has revealed that it will not launch a new Assassin’s Creed title in 2019, and instead will support this year’s entry, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, with additional content designed to keep players engaged in the game.
Speaking at GamesCom, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s 2019 release was enabled because both 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey were being developed at the same time, and Odyssey will not be immediately followed by another game.
“On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2018] 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 full-fledged one.”
Asked whether this meant there would be a spin-off title or something smaller instead of a brand new, fully fledged entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, Guillemot confirmed that this would not be the case either.
“What you’ll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin’s Creed Odyssey]. The team really want to give, on a regular basis, some new possibilities for play, so when you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually.”
Reflecting on the decision to stop Assassin’s Creed’s yearly launch schedule and give Ubisoft’s developers the time to reinvent the series for Assassin’s Creed Origins, Guillemot said it was ultimately worth it.
“[The time] gave the team the possibility to really bring what they wanted to. The community has been responding very well to it and when I see what we are bringing with Odyssey I know that the community that got back in with Origins will be amazed.”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Set in Ancient Greece, and you can choose to play as a man or a woman. GameSpot has had the opportunity to play the game at length, and you can read our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey preview here for more on it.