The internet didn't exactly react positively to the news of Assassin's Creed Infinity earlier this week. While Ubisoft didn't directly say it was a live service project, a report prior to the announcement claimed as such, stating it would evolve over time - similar to games such as Fortnite and GTA: Online. These comparisons have understandably upset fans of the series, but the same author of the report has attempted to reassure readers.
Jason Schreier, known industry insider and author of the original report, reiterated what his article means and what he believes will happen. According to Schreier, "Assassin's Creed Infinity being a live service platform doesn't mean it's Destiny or Anthem". He added: "There will still likely be solo narrative Assassin's Creed stuff — it'll just be part of Infinity."
He also said that future games could be smaller in scale compared to recent instalments - a common complaint that has been around since Assassin's Creed Origins. While he didn't mention definitively what Infinity will be, from what he's heard he seems confident it won't be what many are fearing.
One Twitter user asked if Schreier could elaborate on what is meant by "live service" when it comes to Assassin's Creed Infinity. He replied: "Instead of a new game every fall there will be one platform that is constantly evolving and expanding with new content."
Earlier this week, Schreier claimed we probably won't see the game before 2024 at the earliest. Until then, we're not quite sure what Ubisoft has in store for the series. It has been revealed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be getting a second year of content following the final upcoming expansion this summer. After that, who knows? But what we do know is that Assassin's Creed Infinity is definitely on the way, whether we like it or not.
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