Assassin’s Creed is getting an entire lot greater with Infinity, a brand new live-service venture Ubisoft introduced at this time throughout its Forward presentation. Infinity goals to attach a number of completely different video games collectively whereas introducing ongoing content material updates that can roll out much more settings and timelines over its lifetime.
Infinity is meant to be a hub, a “single entry point for fans” to get into Assassin’s Creed. The firm vaguely defined additional, saying Infinity will “unite all [the] different experiences and players, together in meaningful ways.” Ubisoft additionally stated it’s trying into bringing again standalone, multiplayer experiences to the Assassin’s Creed universe via Infinity. In brief, no matter this platform is sounds kinda like Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
This is the primary time we’re really listening to deets about this live-service sport. We first discovered of Infinity in July 2021, when Ubisoft confirmed the sport’s existence after Bloomberg reported on it leaking. The firm stated on the time that the sport was a “collaborative, cross-studio” venture between Ubisoft’s Montreal and Quebec studios, presumably signaling a large shift for the franchise, however remained fairly tightlipped about Infinity.
Alongside Infinity, Ubisoft additionally gave us a take a look at Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, the subsequent mainline entry that leaked earlier this month and can characteristic Valhalla supporting character Basim Ibn Ishaq because the protagonist. Slated to land in spring 2023 and initially constructed as an enlargement to the 2020 Viking-themed motion RPG, Mirage lets us discover a smaller world in Ninth-century Baghdad and seemingly places larger emphasis on the sequence’ stealth-action gameplay roots.
Infinity and Mirage aren’t the only Assassin’s Creed projects Ubisoft’s currently working on, though. The studio also announced two other “major games” in the franchise, codenamed “Neo/Hexe” and “Red,” that will supposedly be part of Infinity. In addition to these two titles—which are reportedly set in the “latter stages of the Holy Roman Empire” and Japan, respectively—the company also revealed a mobile Assassin’s Creed game. It appears these games could land in 2024 at the earliest, though given the nature of game development in a global pandemic, they could slip into 2025 or 2026.
All this comes on the heels of Chinese megacorp Tencent investing practically $300 million into the writer. So, don’t count on an murderer scarcity any time quickly.