Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed at Gamescom that we won’t be seeing a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2019. The franchise is taking a year off from releasing an entirely new entry in the series, primarily to keep expanding on the game that is launching in just a couple of months, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
“When you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually,” Guillemot told GameSpot. “On Assassin’s, 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. 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 continued to expand on what we will be seeing instead of a new game. “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.” So, if you’re disappointed about the lack of a new Assassin’s game, at least you can rest assured the team appears to be all in on making Odyssey an engrossing experience.
The last time Ubisoft took a break from its usual yearly Assassin’s Creed launch schedule was 2016, which Guillemot said gave the team time to reinvent the series and “really bring what they wanted to.” We’ll see what exactly that means when Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey launches on October 5 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can also check out the new cinematic that Ubisoft dropped for Odyssey at Gamescom, which emphasizes the new story and mythology elements being introduced through the game.