As a series, Assassin’s Creed is definitely massive. And it’s about to get bigger, for better or worse. A new report indicates that its publisher Ubisoft is working on a new one, which is internally called Assassin’s Creed Infinity. But it sounds like this next entry will be a live service of sorts.
Bloomberg reports that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will have multiple different settings “with room to expand to others in the months and years following its debut”. This is opposed to the way the series currently does, which is to have each entry take place in one spot, in geography and time. The report implies some sort of amalgamation of multiple Assassin’s Creed entries into one. It also notes that “individual games on the platform might look and feel different, but they will all be connected”.
Overall, Assassin’s Creed Infinity sounds like a game launcher, but only for games of the series. For the live service side of things, one could imagine each entry within this as a DLC, while still playing like a complete standalone experience. Which is a weird and complicated way to do things for sure.
Details of the project are still far from being set in stone. The game itself, as a result, is still years away from release.
Details on Assassin’s Creed Infinity are still in flux as it won’t be out until 2024 or later, but it may be some sort of hub that allows people to play multiple AC games both big and small. Or Ubisoft may say screw it and give up to chase the next trend 3 years from now
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 7, 2021
Ubisoft has also since released a new post on its website regarding Assassin’s Creed Infinity. But beyond saying that this is a collaborative project between its Montreal and Quebec studios, the post doesn’t really say anything else. Though one line does read “this change means we’re also evolving along with the video game industry”. Which sounds like the way corporates speak for trend chasing, even if the company justifies this with the ongoing global pandemic.
Overall, it’s probably too early for us to be singing praises or raising pitchforks for this Assassin’s Creed Infinity project. Ubisoft itself doesn’t have a concrete idea of what it wants this next entry to be just yet. We should probably hold our judgment until then.