Assassin’s Creed: 2 Years Away From Hexe; Is Infinity Doubling Down On Live Service?

We’ve heard some rumors about the near future of the franchise that are worth summarizing.


Assassin’s Creed: Infinity has been announced by Ubisoft for 2021. It will be a kind of hub that connects the other experiences in the franchise, and it will have online elements. But beyond that, we haven’t heard much about the project that was announced several years ago, according to Tom Henderson on Insider Gaming. It’s not a surprise, but the short version is that it has a live service approach.

Henderson has seen demo footage of Assassin’s Creed: Infinity, and from that we can start to access the rest of the franchise and its experiences. It only takes a few seconds to load. However, within Infinity there will be a shop called The Exchange. Microtransactions will give you cosmetic items and access to projects. These will be Battle Passes that will pop up periodically and can be used to get additional items. (If this were a multiplayer or focused IP, it would make sense, but this is a bit of a strange move for a primarily single-player franchise).

So the live service elements of the Assassin’s Creed games will be made independent by the French publisher, but it all depends on the implementation: if it will be mandatory to launch games through Infinity (and it is likely to be, since Activision Blizzard uses a similar system for Call of Duty), there will be no significant change, and the game-as-a-service (GaaS) elements cannot be ignored. According to Henderson, Assassin’s Creed: Infinity will be released in late 2024 or the first quarter of 2025, at the same time as the Japanese-themed Assassin’s Creed: Red.

Ubisoft plans to release new, larger Assassin’s Creed games every two years. Smaller projects will be released in between. For example, the multiplayer Assassin’s Creed: Invictus could arrive in 2025, while Ubisoft Montreal’s Hexe could arrive in 2026. There are plans for a remake of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, a project codenamed Nebula (a larger multiplayer game), another remake in the pipeline, and finally there’s Raid (a co-op multiplayer title).

None of this is official yet!

Source: WCCFTech, Insider Gaming

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