You're Going To Have To Pay For Assassin's Creed Infinity
Although Ubisoft has announced they’re going all-in on the free-to-play structure for upcoming games in their AAA franchises, the next entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed series will not be one of those games.
How Do We Know Assassin’s Creed Infinity Will Be A Full Price Product?
This news comes straight from Ubisoft’s CEO and Chairman Yves Guillemot who, during the recent earnings briefing for the companies investors, confirmed the title will not be free-to-play. During the briefing, it was also revealed the free-to-play Division title was delayed, along with the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake.
"It's not going to be a free-to-play [game]," Guillemot said. "This game is going to have a lot of narrative elements in it. It's going to be very innovative game, but it will have what players already have in all the other Assassin's Creed games, all the elements that they love... right from the start. So 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."
What Is Assassin’s Creed Infinity?
Assassin’s Creed Infinity was only revealed recently, after Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier disclosed that the title will be a live service platform, tying the future AC games together. It’s reportedly in development by both the teams at Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec, who worked on Valhalla and Odyssey respectively. The Quebec team will be the leads on the project, while Marc-Alexis Côté will oversee the entire franchise, starting with Infinity.
Infinity will serve as an online platform that will evolve massively over time, and is set to be the biggest project in the franchise yet, featuring multiple settings at once. Over time, the project will expand with more individual games on the Infinity platform, that will look and feel different, but will stay connected.
Guillemot did reveal the project is still very early in development, and is not expected to come out for another few years. The controversy over the sexual misconduct allegations at various Ubisoft studios has also reportedly put some stress on the project.
The last title, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, was a great success for the company - releasing last November - and is set to receive a new expansion before March 2022. So, fans who can’t wait will still have some AC to gorge themselves on in the meantime.