For a while, Ubisoft was adamant about annual Assassin’s Creed Releases. Because of this the games quickly became uninspired and more and more buggy with each release. Not to mention they ruined the lore of the world trying to cash in on the hype. Thus the franchise fell on its face. Ubisoft seems to have to learned their lesson because now they’re committed to quality over quantity.
Their last two AC games have been critical darlings because of that decision to focus on improving the game instead of annual releases. 2019 won’t see a new Assassin’s Creed. Instead, Ubisoft decided to take a year off, but Odyssey would be supported throughout the year with plenty of free and paid updates. That doesn’t mean new Assassin’s Creed isn’t on the way. Rumors are beginning to surface about the 2020 release and it’s exactly what fans don’t want to hear.
Reports claim that the next Assassin’s Creed could be set in the Viking era. This rumor came about because Ubisoft planted a bunch of posters throughout The Division 2 of a Norse god holding what seems like the Apple Of Eden. Since fans first started reporting their findings our snitch claims two independent sources can confirm a new AC game is on the way code-named Kingdom.
I don’t think anyone thinks that a Viking game would be bad (especially after God Of War), but the fanbase is waiting on Assassin’s Creed Japan. This news is especially annoying because (slight spoiler ahead) in Odyssey it was established that the Assassin’s Brotherhood has an HQ in Japan during one of the modern-day segments of the game. It seems like Ubisoft is going to milk this franchise until it’s on its death bed and only give us what we want when they’re desperate. Peep my Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review if you haven’t already.