Assassin’s Creed series to take a break in 2019

If you’re expecting to be sliding your hidden blade into a Templar in yet another Assassin’s Creed game next year then you’re out of luck. Ubisoft is skipping 2019 when it comes to releasing a ‘full-fledged’ Assassin’s Creed game, choosing instead to concentrate on additional content for 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Gamespot that it’s because the company had an Assassin’s Creed game last year and one this 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.”

But this doesn’t mean that they’ll be releasing a spin-off game instead, such as the smaller Chronicles games released in the past. They’ll continue to support Odyssey much in the vein of how Origins had plenty of ongoing content to keep you coming back for more.

The last time the series took a break was back in 2016, with Ubisoft choosing to step back and reinvent the series. It returned in 2017 with the excellent Assassin’s Creed Origins, so moving away from annual releases definitely did the series a favour. With Odyssey looking very similar gameplay wise to Origins, it’s probably for the best that they take a step back again. Plus, if it’s as long as Origins was then you’ll have plenty of content to sink your teeth into while you Ubisoft to innovate with the series.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

Thomas Mulrooney
Thomas has been gaming on all sorts of platforms since the early 90's and getting more 'game overs' than he can remember. These days you can mostly find him enjoying his hobby through the PS4, but he's partial to PC and mobile games too.

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