Earlier today, a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier revealed that Ubisoft is working on a large-scale live-service project based on the Assassin’s Creed series. It didn’t take too long for Ubisoft to confirm this new project, codenamed Assassins’s Creed Infinity.
Regarding the record-breaking financial performance of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at launch, it was hard to believe that the series would join the live-service category, but the latest report from Jason Schreier claims that probably Ubisoft wants to get the most out of its beloved franchise.
Although the official statement from Ubisoft on Assassin’s Creed Infinity doesn’t reveal anything about the game’s genre, Schreier claims that it’s a live-service project that is supposed to feature multiple worlds inside one universe.
As announced in Ubisoft’s official note on Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the project is being developed by both Montreal and Quebec studios, which used to work on separate AC titles prior to this. The game is in the early stages of development, and based on Schreier’s info, it won’t be available until 2024.
Marc-Alexis Côté from Ubisoft Quebec is the executive producer behind the project, while the development team is led by Julien Laferrière from Ubisoft Montreal. Both Côté and Laferrière have been working on the Assassin’s Creed series for over a decade now.
Clint Hocking, the creative director behind Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 2, and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, is one of the other notable developers behind Assassin’s Creed Infinity. He will work as one of the creative directors on the Infinity project.
Now that both mainstream Assassin’s Creed studios are working on AC Infinity, it remains unknown whether there would be an small-scale project from the franchise until 2024 or not. For now, Ubisoft has confirmed that the post-launch content support from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be continued until the end of 2022.