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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  • As much as I like Origins etc, I would rather them scale it back a bit and just make a richer environment and a deeper story. It doesn’t always need to be 100 hours long.
  • RIP Assassins Creed
  • The last creed story was dead af.. Dead!. Just look at avenger live service how bad that is. Actually 90% of all live service are dead af and poorly created with 0 end game and creativity
  • @Deanybabby lol most non live service games are dead on arrival or at most they die withint their release month unless it has a great multiplayer it dies, Live service games tend to survive longer than most games look at Outriders dead as heck Avengers with the bad still is played more I get full games in Avengers with no server issues Outriders my god their servers are terrible
  • I don't know. However, Final Fantasy XIV immediately comes into my mind as I read this. That game is from I know an MMO and it is still strong today since its launch years ago. Perhaps this AC Massive Online game may work as well.
  • And this is where there "we want more games as a service" titles comes out from, i think at the start of the year or end of last year in one of there calls they said they wanted more games as a service titles and free to play titles as well. Sucks because this is why PS3, and 360 where better companies weren't focused on games as a a service/F2P games. We got tons of single player titles in that generation.
  • Makes ya miss Prince of Persia
  • Doesn’t bother me. You’re killing an already dead horse. The real Assassins Creed has been dead since Unity/Rogue/Black Flag.
  • Shit like this is why I became to hate Ubisoft.
  • Ubisoft a few years back were killing it, season passes were worth it with full remastered games and additional story dlc and the like with more games to look forward to, where did they go so wrong lately? I remember thinking damn Beyond Good and Evil looks great and Skull & Bones as well but they haven't been spotted since and everything they have been releasing the last couple years is under cooked crap full of mt's.
  • @ darth straya Skull & Bones didn't get the reaction they wanted with the 2018 E3 demo, so they claimed the were holding it back for polishing. it's now due to be released 2022 - 2023 but the update in September 2020 stated Skull & Bones is still in the works and that production is “in full swing with a new vision.” which sounds to me as it's now a games as a service title.

    Beyond Good and Evil 2 is supposedly progressing nicely despite Ancel's departure under allegations of toxic leadership.
  • Nope. Puh-ass.
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