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On an earnings call recently, Ubisoft provided more information on Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Specifically, the company talked about the profit model for the upcoming game.
As reported by VGC, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated Assassin’s Creed Infinity is “not going to be free to play and this game will have a lot of narrative elements in it.” He additionally noted that “it’s going to be a huge game but with lots of elements that already exist in the games that we published in the past.”
While it’s not uncommon for live-service games to be free-to-play with monetization option added, it’s clear that Ubisoft is hoping to pull people in with the game and have them continue to pay with more expansions. The idea of centralizing all potential Assassin’s Creed games into one platform could be enticing to fans of the series.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity was first revealed during the summer as a live service Assassin’s Creed game. The team at Ubisoft provided to keep the game narrative a central focus and keep with the legacy of the game’s franchise.
It is likely that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will serve as a base game that will have continual updates. It is unclear how the development team is expecting to connect different worlds and gameplay styles of the multiple different series entries.
The game will also be developed by two key studios with previous experience developing Assassin’s Creed games – Ubisoft Quebec and Montreal. The multi-city development will certainly allow more voices from different places to contribute the updates the game will get.