Head of Ubisoft Says Assassin's Creed is not returning to yearly releases

In the interview above, around the 6:40 mark, Yves Guillemot states that Assassin's Creed will not be returning to a yearly launch schedule, despite launching Assassin's Creed Odyssey one year after Origins.

He says that this is because the dev team is done with Odyssey, and that they are ready to release it now. Be cautious though, as he has said this exact thing about Assassin's Creed games in the past.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Officially Revealed

From Ubisoft:

  • BECOME A LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from humble beginnings to living legend as Alexios or Kassandra. Customize your gear, upgrade your abilities, and personalize your ship on your path to becoming a Spartan hero. 
  • ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS - From the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities at the peak of Greece’s Golden Age. Unexpected encounters will breathe life into your story as you meet colorful characters, battle vicious mercenaries, and more. 
  • CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATH - Your decisions shape the world around you with over 30 hours of choice dialogue and multiple game endings. Experience a living, dynamic world that constantly evolves and reacts to your every decision. 
  • FIGHT EPIC BATTLES - Show off your extraordinary warrior abilities and shift the tides of battle during one of the deadliest conflicts of the time, the Peloponnesian War. Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in big battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other. 
  • SAIL ACROSS THE AEGEAN SEA - Find uncharted locations, uncover hidden treasures, or fight your way through entire fleets in naval battles. Customize the look of your ship, upgrade weaponry to suit your strengths, and recruit crewmembers with unique perks, tailoring naval combat to your style. 
  • A LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS - Discover a world rich with myths and legends. From ancient rituals to famed statues, come face to face with Greece’s legendary figures and discover the true nature of mythological beasts like Medusa and the Minotaur.

Assassin's Creed: Origins - Patch 1.3 Out Now

Here is what it does:

  • The “Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt” game mode added. Explore Ancient Egypt from a fascinating historical perspective with a new mode that lets visitors’ free roam the map to learn about Egypt’s history and daily life in guided tours.
  • New Game+ game mode added. Start a new game while keeping their weapons, outfits, and abilities. You will be able to access New Game + after you have completed the last main quest of the game.

The Hidden Ones

Assassin's Creed: Origin's New Game + Mode Detailed

The New Game + Mode for Assassin's Creed: Origins is expected to go live today, so Ubisoft saw fit to detail exactly how the mode will work. 

Check out the new information here:

The following will carry over to new game +:

  • Equipment (weapons, shields, tools, outfits, mounts)
  • Abilities acquired and available ability points
  • Crafting status
  • Player level
  • XP
  • Inventory (crafting materials, arrows, tools, animal goods, trinkets)

The following will not carry over to new game +:

  • Targets
  • Maps and discovered territories
  • Location completion
  • Quest completion
  • Senu’s perception
  • Hidden blade will be unequipped (however, the crafting status will carry over once available in the story)
  • Quest items
  • Papyri

Activities like the arena, Trials of the Gods, and Hippodrome will have to be unlocked again

Enemy scaling will be activated automatically, but can be turned off at any time

Enemy difficulty will increase one level from the most previous play though

The loot system will not be affected

The new game + mode save file will not overwrite the original