Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot has confirmed that there won’t be a new Assassin’s Creed entry in 2019.
Neither a mainline entry nor side-story a la Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, is planned for next year, the Ubisoft CEO confirmed to Gamespot.
The decision to have Odyssey launch so close to the release of Origins also appears to be incidental. Both games were worked on alongside each other, leading to Odyssey following directly on Origin’s launch. But there’s no new Assassin’s Creed lined up for next year.
Instead, the publisher is working on continuing support for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, in a move that follows Ubisoft’s desire to move away from “finite experiences.” Odyssey was revealed at E3 this year as more of a service-based game than the franchise norm, and Ubisoft is prioritising ongoing support over a new game launch in 2019.
"What you'll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin's Creed Odyssey],” said Guillemot. “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."
"[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."