French developer Ubisoft revealed its plans for the video game saga on Thursday Assassin’s Creed in the future through your new project Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which will for the first time follow a joint development between the Montreal and Quebec divisions of the study and open to being an online service.
Until now, most of the video games in the Assassin’s Creed series since 2007 were developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with the exception of two, Syndicate and Odyssey, the latest installment, created by Ubisoft Quebec, another unit of the studio.
“Instead of continuing to pass the baton from one game to another,” the studio hopes that the franchise “will evolve in a more integrated and collaborative way. less focused on studies and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft, “as they acknowledged in a statement.
The Ubisoft Montreal and Quebec (Canada) divisions will adopt a cross work structure for the development of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, with members such as Marc-Alexis Côté, Creative Director of Syndicate and Julien Laferrière, producer of AC Valhalla.
“We believe that this new structure allows us to ensure that the diversity and representation within our teams continue to grow and match that of our players,” the company said.
And they added: “This change means that we are going to evolve together with the entire video game industry. The pandemic and telecommuting fundamentally changed the way games are produced, which has given us a moment to reflect on our organization ”.
An Assassin’s Creed unlike any other
This announcement comes just hours after Bloomberg announced Ubisoft’s plans to turn its next video game in the Assassin’s saga into a new service platform that would unite several video games, similar to what is seen in GTA V or Fortnite.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity takes place during the French Revolution of 1789. (Ubisoft)
So far there are few details about this project that is still in the early stages of its development and there are years to go before it officially comes out on consoles and PC.
The next Assassin’s Creed video game would have different historical settings that will be expanded over time after launch, plus additional content and possibly even a battle pass.
In this way, the franchise, which is set in different moments in history and places in the world such as Ptolemaic Egypt, Renaissance Italy or ancient Greece, will allow expansion to other settings in the months and years after the game’s launch. , interconnecting all of them.