According to a report released early this morning by Bloomberg, Ubisoft is taking the Assassin’s Creed franchise in a whole new direction with an upcoming project codenamed Assassin’s Creed Infinity. The existence of that project and codename was later confirmed by a post from Ubisoft itself.
However, what Ubisoft didn’t mention is Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a service title that directly connects multiple entries in the franchise.
The Bloomberg report, citing unidentified sources, said: “Infinity will contain multiple settings, with room to expand for others in the months and years after launch…. Other details about the game are, of course, sparse since its existence is only acknowledged by Ubisoft.
Credit loans with rumors that Assassin’s Creed Infinity is a big project, Ubisoft is putting one of its biggest studios in charge of the project. Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec, which merged this past April, will “work in a cross-cutting, collaborative studio structure” to “guide, develop, evolve and define the overall future of Assassin’s Creed” according to Ubisoft. The entire project will be led by Marc-Alexis Cote, a former Ubisoft Quebec executive producer who is serving as executive producer on the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Cote has a rough history with Ubisoft. He was one of many senior Ubisoft employees named last August in a report from Gamasutra who are believed to have contributed to malicious and, in some cases, abuse of corporate culture. Another controversial figure, Jonathan Dumont, will be one of the project’s creative directors. Dumont, formerly creative director on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, also named in the Gamasutra report, with sources referring to him as “an abusive and controlling figure who in many ways embodies many of the problems Ubisoft is facing”.