For franchise fans, the good news is that Assassin’s Creed Infinity has been confirmed, and it will be the most ambitious Ubisoft game yet. The bad news is that it won’t be coming out any earlier than 2024.
Rumors were circulating about this title recently, and Ubisoft confirmed they are working on Infinity with an official statement on their blog. While the Infinity name may not be the final title, it represents Ubisoft’s plan for this game and the future of the franchise. Specifically, this is a platform with “room to expand” for many years after the initial launch.
In this sense, Ubisoft seems to be taking inspiration from the upcoming Halo Infinite. Developer 343 claims that the game will effectively end numbered sequels in favor of a live-service platform that grows and evolves over the next decade. It looks like Assassin’s Creed will be trying something very similar.
Part of what makes Assassin’s Creed Infinity sound exciting is Ubisoft’s promise that it will eventually contain multiple games that “look and feel different.” So we may be getting all of the diversity you’d expect from multiple franchise entries in a single game.
But it’s best for fans not to get too hyped just yet. Reporter Jason Schreier has confirmed that we won’t be seeing this title until 2024.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity also seems to signal a shift in direction for Ubisoft. For example, company divisions in Montreal and Quebec are now “unified” in what the company is calling a “cross-studio structure” that will ultimately help them “guide, grow, evolve, and define the overall future of Assassin’s Creed.”
Do you think this next game will be better than earlier entries, or is this a bad sign for the franchise? Be sure to let us know in the comments!