Assassin's Creed Infinity is a Massive Online Live Service Game Due in 2024 [Updated]

Assassin's Creed Infinity is a Massive Online Live Service Game Due in 2024 [Updated]

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Richard Walker

Update: Since reports have emerged regarding Assassin's Creed Infinity, Ubisoft has now released an official statement on the project, confirming that it is indeed happening. A cross-studio project between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec, Infinity will come to “define the overall future of Assassin’s Creed”, the company states.

Marc-Alexis Côté will lead the project as Executive Producer, having worked on Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Syndicate, while Clint Hocking will head up efforts at Ubisoft Montreal, alongside Jonathan Dumont, who will oversee work at Ubisoft Quebec. Together, both will serve as joint Creative Directors on the game, with Julien Laferrière acting as Senior Producer across both studios.

“This change means we’re also evolving along with the video game industry,” Ubisoft explains in a statement regarding Assassin's Creed Infinity shifting the series to live service. "The pandemic and working from home have fundamentally changed the way we produce games, giving us a moment to reflect on our organisation.

“Assassin’s Creed was born within the walls of Ubisoft Montreal and the studio built an incredible foundation for the franchise with the immense skill and creativity of its teams before Ubisoft Quebec then took the lead with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Odyssey, demonstrating its ability to drive the franchise even further.”

The statement continues: “Rather than continuing to pass the baton from game to game, we profoundly believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner that’s less centered on studios and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft.”

Original Story

According to reports, Ubisoft could be concocting a massive online Assassin's Creed live service game, under the codename ‘Assassin’s Creed Infinity'. Apparently, the planned title would continually evolve over the years, and serve as an online platform that may encompass multiple time periods within the Assassin's Creed universe. It's also thought that the game could serve as a hub of sorts to play other entries in the AC series.

The reports come from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, who claims that both Ubisoft Montreal (developer of AC Valhalla and Origins) and Ubisoft Quebec (Assassin's Creed Odyssey) are collaborating on the project, although he notes that it's a long way out from release. A spokesperson for Ubisoft reportedly told Schreier that Assassin's Creed Infinity is an endeavour that it hopes will “exceed the expectations of fans who have been asking for a more cohesive approach” across AC games.

Schreier's report also notes that several key developers who remain in roles on the title have previously been accused of sexual abuse at Ubisoft, but are still in senior positions on the project. “Any employee that had allegations and remain at Ubisoft has had their case rigorously reviewed by a third party and were either exonerated or underwent appropriate disciplinary actions,” Ubisoft told Schreier. “Employees who have been under investigation would not remain at Ubisoft if results of investigations warranted termination.”

Ubisoft has yet to officially comment on the existence of Assassin's Creed Infinity, which could reportedly be out as late as 2024 or beyond. According to Schreier (who has a reliable track record with this sort of thing), the project is inspired by the ongoing success of games like Grand Theft Auto V and Fortnite, which have continued to attract a huge, loyal player base thanks to regular updates and support.

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  • Interesting. I wonder if this means no other new games until 2024. That would be a really long time for that series.
  • Fans: Hey, the story of Assasin’s Creed has got a bit complicated. Could you maybe make it a bit more focused? Perhaps tidy up to modern day lore?
    Ubisoft: How about we make the lore even less focused and make the world even less detailed? That’s exactly what you wanted, right?
  • Assnite, no thank you!
  • How long can this series continue? I like the idea of playing in different locales and times from other games, but at some point it seems like it just gets stale and old.
  • Did I miss the one sentence that actually explains what this is supposed to be? A return to the multiplayer mode? I find it hard to imagine a rather single-player focused series to be put in a live service without compromising the experience.
  • I'm imagining you are the modern day character and the Live Service Seasons would be a new ancestor dna/memories unlocking. "Coming July 2025 John from 1812, explore the Midwest US....." and coming January 2026 "Ancestor Nikolai from 1917, take part in the revolution....." basically small AC games launched on the regular that you can flip between when you enter animus.
  • Sounds fucking dreadful.
  • Hard pass, oh wait..., all AC games have been a hard pass for me. They just feel boring and bland to me.
  • Games as a service rarely work. It's always a grind for simple things like better gear and then they charge $40 fuckin dollars if you want to dye anything BLUE. The games as a service model focus is too heavily on making the dev as much money over time as possible, not to make a game that works.
  • Service are not games, as it never works.

    GTA5 a success?! That just rockstar overmilked garbage played by little kids and idiots on youtube who don't get outta their granny's basement and think they are 'cool', ironically same with fortnite but with twitter instead of youtube

    Also the mp of ac was terrible, servers go deader quicker than the garbage cod series
  • Please don't
  • I would not play this lol. It's bad enough to play the open world assassin creed's through one time most of the time. They just get very stale and boring. Loved Odyssey's idea/theme, but the actual game was pretty dull. Could not imagine, especially if this requires subscription or the purchasing of MTX to buy items.. that this will do well. The only reason GTAV Online has done well is because of it's name and the fact that it was one of the best looking games when it came out. Casuals will buy one game like GTAV and stick to it as well. Don't see casuals eating this one up.
  • Of course it is.
  • Wahhh wahhh wahhhh bitch and complain. What a great generation you are
  • @railroberto, So if we disagree with something or have any criticism we should just not say anything and keep everything bottled up inside? That sounds healthy, whatever your generation is must be a delight
  • Games as a Service needs to go away and never come back.
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