Finally, what Assassin’s Creed fans have been demanding for a decade (if not longer) may become a reality.
So Assassin’s Creed: Infinity is the game officially recognised by the French publisher. It will be a live service game, with plans to change (expand) the setting and even the main character at regular intervals. Jeff Grubb, writing for VentureBeat, spoke in a conversation that he could not confirm his source was referring to it, but he thinks Japan could be one of the locations in what promises to be a huge game.
The franchise has already made a splash in China, but not with a full-fledged three-dimensional game there, but with a two-dimensional side-scrolling platformer (the first in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy was the Chinese one; it was released in April 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and a year later for PlayStation Vita). Japan would be an innovation, and with the proper research, the result would be of sufficient quality.
We’re not talking about the other game, which has not been announced yet. As a reminder, we recently wrote the following about Assassin’s Creed: Rift: „Jason Schreier, who now writes for Bloomberg, reacted to it on Reddit by linking to a piece he wrote in February. According to him, the next Assassin’s Creed game will be subtitled Rift and set in Baghdad. After that, however, a live service game jointly developed by Ubisoft Montréal and Ubisoft Quebec, Assassin’s Creed: Infinity, will be next. Ir will have many different games, experiences, or areas (depending on what you call them), he’s heard of the two prominent locations, but it’s a given that neither of them will be Aztec…
Assassin’s Creed: Rift hasn’t even been officially announced yet, and it wants to be a little game in the series that gives Assassin’s Creed: Infinity time to come. It was supposed to be a more extensive add-on to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (similar in size to Dawn of Ragnarok), but Ubisoft Montréal has broken it down from the base game. The AC universe will reincarnate Loki and Basim. It will be a slightly smaller experience than before, as it will not have the (somewhat tired…) open world that the franchise is used to and will offer a more linear experience.”
None of it is official yet!