After a report from Bloomberg outlined the new online service-based game, Ubisoft has officially confirmed the existence of a new Assassin’s Creed game codenamed “Infinity”. While Ubisoft’s announcement is light on details, Bloomberg believes that the new game would be an evolving multiplayer game akin to Fortnite or GTA Online.
According to inside sources working on this project, Infinity establishes the foundation for a “massive online platform” that may be expanded and changed over time. Until now, Ubisoft has released a new standalone Assassin’s Creed game every one or two years, with each one focusing on a different locale and time period. However, according to Bloomberg, Infinity will have numerous connected configurations, each of which may look and play differently, and this number could grow over time.
According to Ubisoft, the game marks a departure in how the business creates Assassin’s Creed games. Unlike past releases, which were led alternately by teams in Montreal and Quebec City, the new game is being created by the two studios under a “collaborative, cross-studio framework.”
The company says,
“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.”
The game’s development has apparently been hampered by last year’s wave of sexual misconduct complaints against senior Ubisoft workers. Employees are reportedly enraged that the company’s top executives have been accused of misbehavior.
A spokesperson for Ubisoft told Bloomberg, “Any employee that had allegations and remains at Ubisoft has had their case rigorously reviewed by a third party and were either exonerated or underwent appropriate disciplinary actions.”