It has been confirmed by Yves Guillemot, CEO at Ubisoft, that there won’t be a new Assassin’s Creed game launching in 2019. It seems after we get Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey on 5th October 2018, we’ll have to wait until at least 2020 for the next instalment in the franchise.
Speaking to Gamespot, Guillemot stated:
“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. 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.”
He went on to explain the rationale for the hiatus by reflecting on the benefit of spending more time on a game, and how that was realised in Assassin’s Creed: Origins:
“[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.”
It certainly feels like a sensible decision, if ultimately the game we get in 2020 feels as special as Origins, and hopefully as good as Odyssey appears to be shaping up to be.
Speaking of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, check out the latest Gamescom trailer below showcasing more around Kassandra, the game’s female choice of protagonist: