Ubisoft has the existence of. officially confirmed a new Assassin’s Creed game, code-named “infinity,” after a Report from Bloomberg detailed the new online service-based game. While Ubisoft’s announcement doesn’t shed much light on the shape of the new game, Bloomberg reports that it will be an evolving online game similar to Fortnite or GTA Online.
Infinity marks probably the biggest change in the history of the franchise since it debuted in 2007. So far, Ubisoft has tended to release a new standalone Assassin’s Creed game every year or two, each focusing on a single location and time period focused. However, according to Bloomberg, Infinity will have several linked settings that may look and play differently, and that number may increase over time. The new game is reportedly years away from being released.
A big change for the franchise
The title also marks a shift in the way Ubisoft develops Assassin’s Creed games, the company says. While previous titles were generally run alternately by his teams in Montreal and Quebec City, the new game will be developed as part of a “collaborative, multi-studio structure” between the two studios. “Rather than passing the baton on from game to game, we strongly believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most popular franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative way, less focused on studios and more on talent and leadership , no, no matter where you are at Ubisoft, “says the company.
The development of the title was reportedly influenced by a recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced against senior Ubisoft employees latest year. According to reports, employees are upset that managers who are accused of wrongdoing are still in senior positions within the company. A Ubisoft spokesperson told Bloomberg: “Anyone who has alleged allegations and stays with Ubisoft has had their case thoroughly reviewed by a third party and has either been exonerated or disciplined.”