Assassin’s Creed has not been following a fixed yearly release cycle since February 2016 as the series took a year off between Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Origins. Many had appreciated the move as they believed that it was the yearly cycle that actually went against the series when it came down to sales and reception by fans. However, with Ubisoft now confirming a new Assassin’s Creed title less than a year after Origins arrived in 2017, some think that perhaps the series is going back to a fixed yearly cycle. That’s not the case, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.
Guillemot confirmed that Ubisoft has not changed its plans concerning the release cycle of Assassin’s Creed.
He said in an interview with Geoff Keighley at YouTube Live @ E3 that Assassin’s Creed won’t be going back to a yearly cycle and that Ubisoft will evaluate individual installments on a case by case basis when deciding the schedule for new Assassin’s Creed games.
He also gave a couple of reasons why the series is coming back in less than a year. First, because Ubisoft Quebec has been working on this game for three years and they’re ready to launch it now and second because Ubisoft is just now considering the brand, so some years we’ll see successive launches and but not every year.
The upcoming title is called Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and it’s going to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5th, 2018.