Ubisoft says that it will not release an Assassin’s Creed 2019 game, making this November’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey set in Greece the last full game in the series until at least 2020. This is according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who said that, much like how the series did in 2016, Assassin’s Creed will be taking an off year and the publisher will not be releasing a full new game in 2019.
Ubisoft’s CEO spoke at Gamescom to tell reporters about the Assassin’s Creed delay. GameSpot reports that Guillemot explained that the only reason Assassin’s Creed Odyssey released just one year after Assassin’s Creed Origins was that they were being developed at the same time. Origins, of course, released after a similar year-long delay, and our reviewer thought it was one of the best games in the series.
Guillemot spoke frankly and said, “we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s Creed next year.” Instead Ubisoft will continue to support Odyssey with lots of new content including “some new possibilities for play,” and Guillemot stated that believes that they have more than enough stuff lined up to last players for a couple of years. This may include the rumored Atlantis DLC expansion, which looks similar to the well-received Curse of the Pharaohs DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins.
The Assassin’s Creed series was on a yearly release schedule right up until Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in 2015, at which point Ubisoft decided to skip a year to give the series a chance to refresh itself and stop its gradual sales stagnation. Guillemot said he believes this was the right thing to do, and the year off “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.”