Ubisoft appears to be pushing the scale and scope of the franchise's possibilities with previous Assassin's Creed games. Some fans recently contested this feature when it was confirmed that the upcoming Assassin's Creed game would be more prominent. Fans now have a better idea of what that project entails: it's being developed by Ubisoft under Assassin's Creed Infinity title.
Assassin's Creed Infinity is a powerful online platform with an ever-changing universe, different settings, and live-service aspects. Assassin's Creed Infinity, according to Bloomberg, is the franchise's most ambitious undertaking to date, as it will continue to evolve for months and years after its release, adding and expanding on the game's variety of settings.
According to Bloomberg, a Ubisoft representative declined to comment on Assassin's Creed Infinity in detail but said the company's goal is to "meet the expectations of fans who have been requesting a more integrated approach." It's unclear what that implies, but many fans were hoping for more vintage gameplay and a return to the Assassin vs. Templar struggle, which a live service game may bring if done correctly. In any case, the release date for Assassin's Creed Infinity is years away, which makes sense considering Valhalla's continuous support.
Individual games, or Assassin's Creed Infinity components, may differ in appearance, feel, and gameplay, but they will all be linked to the project's basic concept. As a result, it's no surprise that the game was inspired by Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto 5, two live-service platforms that have captivated players for years. Assassin's Creed Infinity will attempt to be the same, but focusing on the AC fanbase. It's unclear how what, or if it would directly borrow from these platforms, although it's unlikely to be a heist-style or battle royale platform.
To do so, Ubisoft has brought together the Montreal and Quebec studios to work on Assassin's Creed Infinity. Each will have its creative director, but Quebec will oversee the project. According to Bloomberg sources, the two studios have long had a rivalry, which is expected to cause some minor internal concerns. Overall, there's a lot we don't know about Assassin's Creed Infinity, and it'll be intriguing to watch how fans react. Much of it could come down to how the whole project functions, how it handles its presumable microtransactions, and how it captures the franchise's personality.