Bloomberg has reported that Ubisoft is planning to turn Assassin’s Creed into a live service game like Fortnite.
According to Bloomberg’s sources, this new project is code named Assassin’s Creed: Infinity. This project is an online platform where new content can be added over time, similar to Fortnite. It is also reportedly being designed to run for years and will include several historical settings instead of one location like other games in the franchise.
The report also stated that the platform would apparently “encompass multiple different Assassin’s Creed games”, whatever that means. The report then added that the project is years from release.
When approached by Bloomberg, Ubisoft confirmed the existence of the project saying that they wanted to “exceed the expectations of fans who have been asking for a more cohesive approach”. Ubisoft didn’t confirm any of the other reported details.
If Assassin’s Creed goes the live service approach, it will be a major change for the core experience of the series. However, Ubisoft has been adding content post launch to their latest Assassin’s Creed games. Perhaps they are practicing for the real thing.
For now, Ubisoft’s official stance is that Assassin’s Creed: Infinity does exist and is currently in the early stages of development.
I’ve been following this. Not really a fan of the genre but I’m curious to see how Ubisoft applies the Assassin’s Creed format. Ship battles would be nice.