The next Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft will be more than just a standard game.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is the code name for the next game in the series. This game is currently under development in Ubisoft Montreal (Valhalla) and Ubisoft Quebec (Odyssey) and is developing an online platform that includes several historical settings.
New message from Bloomberg revealed some early details about the project, which Ubisoft confirmed, but not about the specifics. According to the report, Infinity will be a live services platform, the individual components of which will be interconnected, but will look and look different. The publisher plans to expand and build on them in the same way as Fortnite and GTA Online.
According to people familiar with Ubisoft’s plans, who spoke to Bloomberg, the Montreal and Quebec teams have been merged into a single unit that now works on Infinity. Despite this, each of them will retain its own creative director, and Quebec seems to be taking the reins.
Ubisoft also confirmed the organizational change to Bloomberg, allowing the Assassin’s Creed franchise to “develop in a more integrated and collaborative way that is less influenced by studies and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are in Ubisoft.”
The merger has not been well received by employees, and some still believe that Ubisoft has not gone far enough in removing abusers following MeToo’s own scandal. According to the report, employees complained in the internal forum that some accused leaders remain in their positions. In a statement, Ubisoft stated that all allegations had been investigated and appropriate action had been taken against those found guilty.
“Any employee who was indicted and remained in Ubisoft had the case thoroughly reviewed by a third party and was either acquitted or subjected to appropriate disciplinary action,” the spokesman said. “Employees who were investigated would not stay in Ubisoft if the results of the investigation required termination.”
The idea of the never-ending Assassin’s Creed, as lucrative as Ubisoft may seem, has also caused some developers to leave the Montreal team. Some reported competition from competing Montreal studios, while others were simply tired of working on these colossal productions.
Infinity is at the beginning of development and is probably a flight away. It is not clear whether the traditional games of Assassin’s Creed will arrive in the meantime.