Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which will bring together both Ubisoft Quebec and Montreal for what is rumoured to be the franchise’s first major live-service game.
The confirmation comes in the form of a fairly standard blog post, which seems to have been put together to get ahead of the press’ reports on the game earlier in the day. In the post, Ubisoft doesn’t reveal whether Infinity will be a live-service game, but given that all of the details from the earlier leak have been confirmed, it’s a given that the game will indeed adopt a more online presence.
The post confirms that the game is early in development, with several key creatives of the franchise collaborating together for the project. As previously reported, Ubisoft Quebec, known for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Odyssey, is leading the charge. The post seemingly acknowledges that a key goal of the game is to appease the fans that have been “asking for a more cohesive approach to its development over the past several years.”
Ubisoft Montreal’s Julien Laferrière, who acted as producer on the recent Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will be overseeing production at both studios.
Ubisoft’s last game in its signature franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, broke several sales records and has slowly transformed into a lite live-service, being supported with multiple updates post-launch. It will also be the first game in the series to get post-launch content well into its second year. Perhaps Ubisoft is testing the waters for how a live-service Assassin’s Creed title might be received with the barrage of support Valhalla and Odyssey have gotten post-launch.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The game’s first expansion, Wrath of the Druids, is out now and a second expansion, The Siege of Paris, is releasing later this year. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will also receive at least one other expansion sometime in early 2022.