Assassin's Creed Odyssey PS4 PlayStation 4

With Assassin's Creed Odyssey following hot on the heels of Assassin's Creed Origins, many are worried that Ubisoft was bringing the series back to an annual release schedule after taking a year's break. The extra time clearly paid off for Origins, but is the publisher hoping to cash in on that success by pumping the games out on a yearly basis once again? According to CEO Yves Guillemot, that's not the case.

Speaking at Gamescom, Guillemot said that, because Origins and Odyssey were being developed at the same time, it became possible to release them one after the other. Apparently, this won't be repeated for the next entry in the franchise. 

"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 full-fledged one."

Instead of a new Assassin's Creed game in 2019, it sounds like Ubisoft plans to support Odyssey with a host of post-launch content updates. "What you'll have is lots of content coming on [Assassin's Creed Odyssey]. 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."

That's good news, and will be a relief for fans of the series. After a return to form in Origins, it would've been a shame to see the games be run into the ground again. Thankfully it seems the powers that be have learned that it's healthy to take a step back once in a while.