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.
Makes sense. I'm sure they said exactly this last year about Origins though.
They said the same thing last year, and they will say this next year as well.
Beat me to it. I'm almost positive this was said last year before Origins came out.
yep here is the article
don't believe what they say regarding ac games.
I think Ubisoft was quite surprised by the success of Origins and the popularity of its regular content updates. They did a good job of supporting that game with quite meaningful stuff.
I imagine that they'll want to do the same again with Odyssey, only this time, the game's design is even easier to add to, since it's much more of a freeform RPG. So with that in mind, it makes sense that Ubisoft will want to keep it ticking for an extended period of time.
Yeah I wouldn't say it was a deliberate lie. Stuff happens and it looks like it became apparent Oddysey would be ready this year.
Ubisoft can still suck it though 😂
that mean Watch Dogs 3 release in Fall 2019.. Ubisoft devs take 3 years development for Watch Dogs 3. Will Aiden return to Watch Dogs 3 ?
If you take a break once every ten years, it's technically not on an annual schedule.
Why are you bringing actual factual evidence into an Internet conversation? Don’t you know that if you throw facts in people’s faces they won’t be able to rant hysterically? Where will the outrage find a home?
that means do not buy the standard release of odyssey and wait for the complete edition at 60% off the launch price? got it.
I hope this means this game has a returning discovery tour mode.
@KratosMD There still may be an AC game, just not a full one. So a remaster or a side thing like Chronicles could happen.
@PS4fan Agreed...hopefully we'll get a Watch Dogs 3 teaser/confirmation before 2019.
@Jaz007 I'd love to see a remaster/remake of AC3...AC1 would also be nice just to complete the franchise/series on PS4.
@KidBoruto before 2019, HMM. i think it release in Fall 2019 because they can take more times to polish it, improve storylines and anything else
@PS4fan You misunderstand...I wasn't saying the game itself would release before 2019. I also expect a Fall 2019 release too.
What I was referring to was a "sneak peak" video or teaser/confirmation releasing before 2019.
@KidBoruto but i think Ubisoft rather reveal watch dogs 3 on their E3 conference next year in June like they did Odyssey
@PS4fan So you think the reveal wonn't happen until E3 2019?
We shall wait and see I guess...
@KidBoruto that would be great if Ubisoft decide to reveal info on Watch Dogs 3 in pre-show E3 or during Spring but Ubisoft alway prefer to reveal their games on their E3 conference every year but there alway rumor leak out on games like that
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