No New Assassin’s Creed Game In 2019, Says Ubisoft
When Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was leaked earlier this year, there were some concerns that Ubisoft may be regressing back into what made their stealth action franchise become stale. With fears of annualization becoming a standard practice again for the series, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemont has confirmed there will be no Assassin’s Creed game in 2019.
Guillemont spoke at Gamescom claiming that both Odyssey and Origins were being developed at the same time, which is why the former is coming out relatively closely to Origins’ release date of October last year. Ubisoft will focus on developing new content for Odyssey in the foreseeable future.
When you get [Odyssey] this year, you’re going to get in for a couple of years, actually…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.”
One of the biggest criticisms of Ubisoft’s flagship franchise has been that each new game, regardless of the timeline or setting, didn’t feel “new” enough. Unity launched with bug-ridden cutscenes and a lackluster story, while Syndicate was criticized for having repetitive combat and introducing unwieldy carriage driving mechanics.
Origins felt like the breath of fresh air the franchise sorely needed and the extra year of development time really showed. Odyssey looks similar to its predecessor in gameplay and visuals which makes Yves’ claim make sense, but will it be enough to excite those lapsed fans who enjoyed Origins?
We’ll find out when Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on October 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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