Assassin’s Creed Infinity: Everything we know about Ubisoft’s upcoming service game

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Assassin's Creed Infinity: Everything we know about Ubisoft's upcoming service game

Reported as a rumor before being confirmed in a Ubisoft blog post, Assassin’s Creed Infinity is an upcoming multi-game service pack. This is a major departure for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which was largely a series of individual games that heavily explored a single location and setting. Below we’ve summarized everything we know about Infinity as we head into Summer Game Fest and all of the Not-E3 summer events.

Given how early Infinity is in development, we don’t know much about the game aside from which studios are behind it and what Ubisoft hopes this game will one day be. But honestly, as long as Ubisoft heeds my advice that Assassin’s Creed should be smaller with its future settings, I’ll be happy with how it ends up looking.

Läuft gerade: Assassin’s Creed Infinity klingt anstrengend

Veröffentlichungsdatum

Wir wissen noch nicht, wann Infinity herauskommt. Bloomberg-Reporter Jason Schreier sagte, dass Infinity nicht vor 2024 veröffentlicht wird früheste. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass Ubisoft normalerweise ein Jahr vor oder nach seiner Veröffentlichung ein neues Assassin’s Creed-Spiel enthüllt, bedeutet dies, dass wir bis 2023 möglicherweise nichts Neues über Infinity erfahren.

Wenn wir diesen Sommer irgendetwas Offizielles über Assassin’s Creed hören, ist es viel wahrscheinlicher, dass wir Neuigkeiten über das kleinere Assassin’s Creed-Spiel über Valhallas Basim Ibn Ishaq erhalten, das die Serie Berichten zufolge zu ihren sozialeren, heimlichen Wurzeln zurückführen wird. Da Berichte bereits auf ein Veröffentlichungsdatum in diesem Jahr hinweisen, wird erwartet, dass es zuerst kommt.

Was wir wissen

Infinity ist der aktuelle Platzhaltername für ein kommendes Assassin’s Creed-Spiel, das mehrere Schauplätze und historische Perioden enthalten und sich im Laufe der Zeit weiterentwickeln wird. Mehrere Spiele werden zusammen gepackt, mit dem Potenzial, dass jedes anders spielt und seine eigenen einzigartigen Mechanismen und Einstellungen verwendet.

“[Assassin’s Creed Infinity] will not be free to play [game]’ said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, in October 2021. ‘This game will have many narrative elements. It’s going to be a very innovative game, but it’s going to have what players already have in all other Assassin’s Creed games, all the elements they love… right from the start. So it’s going to be a big game. But with a lot of elements that are already present in the games we’ve released in the past.”

In Assassin’s Creed Unity we can see that Abstergo has developed its own variant of an Assassin’s Creed Infinity called Helix.

Infinity will be developed in a new cross-studio structure between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec. Regarding Assassin’s Creed, Montreal has previously worked on the original games II, Brotherhood, Revelations, III, IV: Black Flag, Unity, Origins, and Valhalla. Quebec, meanwhile, was working on Syndicate and Odyssey.

Also of note is that Assassin’s Creed narrative director Darby McDevitt returned to Ubisoft in November 2021. The writer was instrumental in shaping the lore behind the long-running series, and that’s probably how he would be recruited to work on Infinity. However, neither Ubisoft nor McDevitt have confirmed if this is the case.

platforms

Ubisoft has not yet announced the launch platforms for Infinity. Since it’s rumored to be coming in 2024 or later, there’s a good chance it’ll skip the Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. We expect the game to launch for Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC.

PC System Specifications

We don’t yet know the PC system specs for Infinity.

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Ubisoft hasn’t released any movie or gameplay trailers for Infinity, which makes sense given the game’s rumored removal from launch.

Multiplayer Details

We don’t yet know if Infinity will feature multiplayer modes, but it’s possible, as Assassin’s Creed has previously delved into online multiplayer in two different ways, and both have been excellent.

The first method was introduced in Brotherhood and repeated in Revelations, III and IV: Black Flag. This was a competitive multiplayer mode where you had to complete objectives or assassinate other players while doing your best to pretend to be a typical NPC in a crowd and not get taken out yourself.

Assassin’s Creed tried its hand at cooperative multiplayer with Unity. In this mode, you and up to three friends had to complete difficult assassination missions or raids and work together to complete the job as quickly and stealthily as possible. Doing well will unlock new weapons and armor pieces to further specialize your character in both the single player campaign and multiplayer.

Given the popularity of both multiplayer modes, we could see one (or both) returning in Infinity. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking on our part.

DLC/Microtransaction Details

Ubisoft hasn’t announced whether Infinity DLC will be included, but as a service game it will likely evolve over time with some sort of post-launch expansions. Microtransactions have also been a big part of Assassin’s Creed since Origins 2017, with Ubisoft selling cosmetics and XP boosts in the in-game store in every game since then, so it stands to reason that Infinity will likely have something similar.

Pre-order details

Infinity is not yet available for pre-order.

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