No new Assassin's Creed game will launch in 2019

Last year, Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed Origins for Xbox One and other platforms. The game garnered stellar reviews and was seen as a revival for the series. The publisher committed to pushing out polished experiences in the franchise moving forward, so when Assassin's Creed Odyssey was announced with a 2018 release date, gamers were shocked to say the least. Many were expecting the series to take a year off.

It's unclear how good Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be, but we do know that there won't be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2019. In an interview between GameSpot and Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot, the executive said the following.

We had a game 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 teams 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... What you'll have is lots of content coming to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The team really wants 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... will be amazed.

GameStop confirmed with Guillemot that no spin-offs would launch next year either. Rumor has it that the sequel to Assassin's Creed Odyssey takes place in Japan. We'll keep you posted as soon as we receive more information.

It's great to see that Ubisoft is giving the teams a break because, before Assassin's Creed Origins, the company put out a string of mediocre games that almost destroyed the franchise.

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