Sounds Like Assassin’s Creed Is Taking Another Break
Assassin’s Creed fans shouldn’t expect a new entry in the series in 2019, according to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot, who spoke at Gamescom recently. Guillemot also confirmed that there wouldn’t be a spin-off entry released next year either.
“On [Assassin’s Creed], 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,” Guillemot reportedly said. “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.”
Guillemot also said that the upcoming entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, will have extensive post-launch support. “What you’ll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin’s Creed Odyssey],” he said. “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.”
Assassin’s Creed was well-known for having yearly releases until 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launched. The underwhelming sales & reviews of that game are possibly what lead to Ubisoft deciding not to release another entry in 2016 so that they could step back and figure out what to do with the series.
In 2017, Ubisoft launched Assassin’s Creed Origins, which was received positively and sold well.
According to Guillemot, this 2016 break gave Ubisoft “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,” he said.