In some of the more notable news to come out of Gamescom this year, Ubisoft’s annualized franchise will not see an entry next year. In an interview with GameSpot, CEO Yves Guillemot said the company would support this year’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with post launch content rather than release an entirely new game in the series. “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,” said Guillemot. Guillemot also further clarified that there will not be a smaller title or spin-off next year, either.
The gap year the series took in 2016 following the negatively received Assassin’s Creed Unity and the lukewarm reception to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate proved to be beneficial for the series, resulting in the very highly praised Origins, which breathed new life into the series. According to Guillemot, the time off the series took “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”. Assassin’s Creed Origins was liked by fans, and it received numerous content updates like the Discovery Tour, The Hidden Ones, and Curse of the Pharaohs. If Odyssey gets the same post launch treatment as Origins, it’s safe to say fans will be satisfied.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.