Assassin's Creed Infinity: Everything we know about it
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is set to introduce gamers to an experience that's unlike anything the franchise has ever produced before. Much is still up in the air about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title, as specific details about the game codenamed Infinity are still somewhat sparse.
Even so, here’s what we do currently know about Assassin’s Creed Infinity and what it could offer fans of the series.
Do we know when Assassin’s Creed Infinity will launch?
Sadly for fans, Ubisoft has not even revealed the intended year when we might start to see Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Nevertheless, we still have plenty of information that gives us an idea of when we can expect Assassin’s Creed Infinity to launch.
The Bloomberg report from July 2021 that first confirmed the existence of Assassin’s Creed Infinity claimed that the game was “still years away from release.” That same day, journalist Jason Schreier clarified that the launch of the game was “at least three years away.”
As a result, fans likely shouldn’t expect to see Assassin’s Creed Infinity until at least the summer of 2024. However, that does not mean the Assassin’s Creed series will lay dormant until then. We recently had the release of Assassin's Creed Mirage, a stealth-based title that we reviewed very highly.
Are there any Assassin’s Creed Infinity trailers?
So far, Ubisoft has not released any trailers for Assassin’s Creed Infinity. In fact, the company has only directly acknowledged the game’s existence through a brief blog post released shortly after Schreier’s report for Bloomberg.
In that blog post, Ubisoft managing directors Nathalie Bouchard and Christophe Derennes acknowledged that Assassin’s Creed Infinity was still early in the development stage, explaining why there is not yet enough gameplay footage for Ubisoft to create a trailer.
The blog post also confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will mark a shift in the development process for the Assassin’s Creed series, as Ubisoft’s Montreal and Quebec offices will work together to develop Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Previously, the two offices would work on alternating games.
For example, Ubisoft Montreal developed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, while Ubisoft Quebec developed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. However, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a collaborative project, suggesting how big of an undertaking it is set to be compared to previous entries in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
“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 that’s less centred on studios and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft,” Bouchard and Derennes wrote in their blog post.
What do we know about the Assassin's Creed Infinity setting?
Not much is known about where Assassin's Creed Infinity will be set. However, if the live service aspect of the game is to be believed, we'll likely see the game set across multiple time periods.
For years, fans of Assassin's Creed have yearned to visit a feudal Japan setting, and that's set to be a reality from what we know about Codename Red. While we've explored some of what that may look like in Assassin's Creed Chronicles, no mainline entry to the franchise has ever explored that era.
According to Jeff Grubb on an episode of his podcast, Codename Red it will apparently be much more like the RPG-focused Assassin's Creed games, akin to Odyssey, Origins, and Valhalla.
We also know about Codename Hexe, which is another Assassin's Creed game on the way that will be set during the Witch Trials of the Holy Roman Empire. Not much is known about the gameplay of this particular title yet, indicating that it might be a bit of a departure from the RPG-focused titles we've seen from Ubisoft recently.
What do we know about the Assassin’s Creed Infinity gameplay?
Since there is currently no public gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, we know very little about how its gameplay will differ from previous games in the series. Even so, fans can likely expect many returning elements from past entries in the action role-playing series, from stealth-focused combat to mission-driven narrative.
In addition, we have information about the unique approach the developers are taking with Assassin’s Creed Infinity and how these changes will make it stand out compared to previous Assassin’s Creed titles.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a live service game, meaning that new content will constantly be added to it in the vein of long-standing and popular video games like Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto V. As a result, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be less like a singular game and more like an online platform that will continually add new experiences over time.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity will reportedly take place in multiple unique settings that will still be connected somehow, even if the individual gameplay experiences with Assassin’s Creed Infinity differ. When the Assassin’s Creed Infinity launch eventually rolls around, fans should expect months or potentially even years of content to follow, resulting in a fresh gameplay experience with each new update.
Do we know what platforms Assassin’s Creed Infinity will launch on?
We do not currently have any information about what platforms Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be playable on. The previous game in the RPG series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, launched on PC, Google Stadia, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. As a result, there is a decent chance Infinity will launch on similar platforms.
More recently, Assassin's Creed Mirage also launched on the previous generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles as well as the Series X|S and PS5. It seems that Ubisoft is still clinging to the 2013 hardware for dear life.
That said, it seems like Assassin’s Creed Infinity is still a fairly long time away. So, while PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X still seem like they will be likely launch platforms for the game, it is less likely that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be playable on any older consoles.
One thing we do know is that, whenever the Assassin’s Creed Infinity launch does come around, fans will have to pay for the game. While Ubisoft did briefly experiment with an Assassin’s Creed Odyssey free-to-play model, it appears that model will not be the standard for the series going forward.