UPDATE: This has now been officially announced by Ubisoft in a blog post. The company has confirmed that a number of Ubisoft studios will collaborate on Assassin’s Creed Infinity which will be a cross-studio collaboration that continues to be added to over time. Ubisoft believes that this will enable them to create a game that evolves and changes over time rather than jumping from game to game that are disjointed experiences created by different studios.
The new creative lead of the new co-studio structure is Marc-Alexis Cote who has worked on the Assassin’s Creed games since Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Other creative leads include Clint Hocking (Far Cry 2, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Watch Dogs Legion) as well as Jonathan Dumont (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate/Assassin’s Creed Odyssey).
Ubisoft says that it will have more to share on Assassin’s Creed Infinity at a later date.
Original Story:Bloomberg is reporting that the next Assassin’s Creed game currently titled Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a live service platform that continues to expand following its release.
Whilst games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla did have live service elements, this game would take place across multiple time periods and expand over time post-release similar to that of Fortnite or Grand Theft Auto Online.
Whilst Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec usually alternate between development of games, it’s said that both studios are handling development of this game.
Traditionally, Ubisoft’s AC teams in Montreal and Quebec would alternate projects. Montreal led Origins, Quebec led Odyssey, Montreal led Valhalla. Now that’s changing. Both teams are working on Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is years away but planned as a live service platform
Interestingly enough, a Ubisoft spokesperson acknowledged the game’s existence to Bloomberg and said that the company “aims to exceed the expectations of fans who have been asking for a more cohesive approach to the series”.
In relation to sexual misconduct that had taken place at several studios, Ubisoft said that the case had ben reviewed by a third party and that they were either exonerated or underwent disciplinary actions. The reports goes onto suggest that some of the accused managers still remain in senior positions at the company.
We wanted to share some key updates on the talented and creative minds that will now be working in a collaborative, cross-studio structure between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec that will guide, grow, evolve, and define the overall future of Assassin’s Creed that includes an important upcoming, early-in-development project codenamed Assassin’s Creed Infinity.”
Rather than continuing to pass the baton from game to game, we profoundly believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner that’s less centered on studios and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft. Most importantly, Assassin’s Creed has always been developed by multicultural teams with various backgrounds and perspectives that have influenced the depiction of its characters, locations, and cultures. While we know there’s always room for improvement, we believe this new structure allows us to ensure that diversity and representation within our teams continues to grow and match that of our players.
We hope you’ll join us for this incredible journey, and we’re excited to share more on what’s coming for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Infinity at a later date.