The Assassin’s Creed franchise is one of Ubisoft’s premier franchises with a new entry releasing every one-to-two years since its launch in 2007. The games have generally focused on open-world exploration of distinct historical time periods. Ubisoft has shaken up the formula every now and then, but this latest one may be the biggest yet.
In a post on Ubisoft’s website, Managing Directors of Ubisoft Quebec and Montreal Nathalie Bouchard and Christophe Derennes, respectively, took a moment to outline a new project currently titled Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
Taking the series in a different direction, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will move from the current yearly update model to a continually updated live-service: “rather than continuing to pass the baton from game to game, we profoundly believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner…”
Assassin’s Creed Infinity will likely thus serve as a base game for continual updates and expansions. It is unclear how the team at Ubisoft will fit together the different worlds and gameplay styles of the franchise into one game, but more information is likely to come.
Additionally, the game will be developed across Ubisoft’s studios in Montreal and Quebec. This brings together two teams who have previously worked on Assassin’s Creed games, the former starting up the franchise while the latter the lead on two of the more recent entries.
This news comes hours after a Bloomberg report announced the game.