After a report surfaced earlier today about an upcoming project known as Assassin's Creed Infinity, Ubisoft has now come forward to confirm its existence and reveal some more details about it.
In a lengthy blog post, it was confirmed to be a cross-studio collaboration, merging both Ubisoft Quebec and Ubisoft Montreal. Numerous members of the team have been shifted around with a new structure in place, taking developers who have worked on projects such as previous Assassin's Creed titles, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Far Cry 2, and Watch Dogs: Legion.
As for the project itself, Ubisoft didn't elaborate too heavily on it. What was mentioned is that the project will be "evolving along with the video game industry". Following the pandemic, Ubisoft is said to have "fundamentally changed the way we produce games" and they "believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner."
The previous report suggested the project will be following along the lines of popular live service models such as Fortnite and GTA: Online by building a constantly evolving world. Apparently, this "may be some sort of hub that allows people to play multiple Assassin's Creed games both big and small."
It's good to get some confirmation following today's news, we just wish Ubisoft would have elaborated slightly on what the plans were. That said, with the project being early in development, we understand elements change fairly consistently, so we don't expect to hear more until some concrete details are finalised.
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