Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of a new Assassin’s Creed title codenamed ‘Infinity,’ following a report detailing the new online service-based game.
While Ubisoft’s announcement does not provide much information about the new game’s format, reports claim that it will be an evolving online game similar to Fortnite or GTA Online.
‘Infinity’ is likely to be the most significant change to the franchise’s history since its inception in 2007. Until now, Ubisoft has released a new standalone Assassin’s Creed game every one or two years, with each game focusing on a specific location and time period.
However, the new report indicates that ‘Infinity’ will feature multiple connected settings, each of which will look and play differently, and this number may grow over time. According to reports, the new game will not be released for years.
Additionally, the new title represents a shift in how Ubisoft develops Assassin’s Creed games, according to the company. While previous game titles were generally led alternately by teams in Montreal and Quebec City, the new game is being developed by the two studios in a “collaborative, cross-studio structure.”
“Rather than passing the torch from game to game, we believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner that is less focused on studios and more on talent and leadership, regardless of their location within Ubisoft,” the company stated.
The title’s development has reportedly been slowed by a recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against senior Ubisoft employees. Employees are reportedly enraged that managers who have been accused of misconduct remain in senior positions at the company.
According to The Verge, a Ubisoft spokesperson stated, “Any employee who faced allegations and remains at Ubisoft had their case rigorously reviewed by a third party and was either exonerated or faced appropriate disciplinary action.”
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