The Assassin’s Creed franchise takes it up a notch with a huge online platform with sprawling worlds that evolve over time, according to a report from Bloomberg. The game’s cryptonym is Assassin’s Creed Infinity, suggesting that the main mission of the project is longevity and sustained financial success.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is inspired by big hits like Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online and Fortnite. Both games have stood the test of time due to their frequent and exciting updates that keep the online gaming community hooked, and more importantly, they are fun and engaging online multiplayer platforms.
Ubisoft confirms the existence of Assassin’s Creed Infinity
Over the past eight years, Ubisoft has released a new game in the ultra-popular Assassin’s Creed series every year or two. The open-world action-adventure game has sold over 155 million units, which is nothing to sneeze at; it is Ubisoft’s best-selling series.
However, Take-Two Interactive Software, the publisher of GTA V, has seen a stock price jump of 42% since the start of this year. Ubisoft stagnated during the same period. This is in part due to GTA’s ability to trick its addicted players into splurging on in-game content.
Ubisoft, of course, wants to participate in this lucrative business model. Assassin’s Creed Infinity, leaping from the series’ success, will be a live-service, massive online game that will feature worlds changing over time, according to privileged sources at Bloomberg.
Today, Ubisoft released a statement supporting Bloomberg’s report, confirming that Assassin’s Creed Infinity is an early development game. Ubisoft also revealed that Infinity will involve a cross-studio structure with Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec working together to make Infinity a success.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity release date
Assassin’s Creed Infinity would be “years away” from release, according to Tech Radar, but gamers can expect live-action play that will evolve into a sprawling hub with multiple interconnected settings (as opposed to slicing the worlds into separate games and individual).
In other words, instead of rolling out individual Assassin’s Creed titles in specific historical contexts (e.g. Greece and Egypt), Infinity will offer multiple worlds on a single platform. “Individual games on [Infinity] may look and feel different, but they will all be connected, âBloomberg said.
As mentioned, Infinity will be offering regular updates to expand the game in order to hopefully keep gamers hooked – and continually spend money on in-game purchases – for years to come.