Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which was reported to be rumored before it was confirmed in a Ubisoft blog post, is an upcoming multi-game in one package service game. That’s a big starting point for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which has largely been a series of individual games that explore a single location and setting in depth. Below, we’ve rounded up everything we know about Infinity as we head to Summer Game Fest and all the Not-E3 Summer events.
Given how early Infinity is in development, we don’t know much about the game the studios are behind and what Ubisoft hopes this game will one day be. But honestly, as long as Ubisoft takes my advice that Assassin’s Creed needs to get smaller with its future settings, I’ll be happy with how it looks in the end.
We weten nog niet wanneer Infinity uitkomt. Sirbpti-verslaggever Jason Schreier zei dat Infinity pas in 2024 op de vroegste. Aangezien Ubisoft het jaar voorafgaand aan of van de release doorgaans een nieuwe Assassin’s Creed-game onthult, betekent dit dat we mogelijk pas in 2023 iets nieuws over Infinity te weten komen.
Als we deze zomer iets officieels horen over Assassin’s Creed, is de kans groter dat we nieuws krijgen over de kleinere Assassin’s Creed-game over Valhalla’s Basim Ibn Ishaq, die naar verluidt de serie terug zal brengen naar zijn meer sociale stealth-gedreven wortels. Met rapporten die wijzen op een releasedatum zo snel als dit jaar, wordt verwacht dat deze als eerste komt.
Wat we weten?
Infinity is de huidige tijdelijke naam voor een aankomend Assassin’s Creed-spel dat meerdere locaties en historische perioden zal bevatten en in de loop van de tijd zal evolueren. Meerdere games worden samen verpakt, met het potentieel voor elk om anders te spelen en gebruik te maken van zijn eigen unieke mechanica en instellingen.
“[Assassin’s Creed Infinity] won’t be free-to-play [game]Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said in October 2021. “This game will have a lot of narrative elements. It’s going to be a very innovative game, but it’ll have what players already have in all the other Assassin’s Creed games, all the elements they love… from the start. So it will be a huge game. But with a lot of elements already present in the games we’ve published in the past.”
Infinity is being developed in a new cross-studio structure between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec. In terms of Assassin’s Creed, Montreal has previously worked on the original game, II, Brotherhood, Revelations, III, IV: Black Flag, Unity, Origins and Valhalla. Quebec, meanwhile, was working on Syndicate and Odyssey.
Also note that Assassin’s Creed story director Darby McDevitt returned to Ubisoft in November 2021. The writer has been instrumental in shaping the lore behind the long-running series, and so he would presumably be tapped to work on Infinity. However, neither Ubisoft nor McDevitt have confirmed whether that is the case.
Ubisoft has not yet announced the launch platforms for Infinity. Since it’s reportedly coming in 2024 or later, there’s a good chance it’ll skip the Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. We assume the game will launch for Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC.
PC System Specifications
We don’t know the PC system specs for Infinity yet.
Ubisoft hasn’t released any cinematic or gameplay trailers for Infinity, which makes sense given how far the game is supposedly removed from launch.
We don’t know yet if Infinity will have multiplayer modes, but it’s possible given that Assassin’s Creed has dipped its toes into online multiplayer in two different ways before, and both have been excellent.
The first method was introduced in Brotherhood and repeated in Revelations, III and IV: Black Flag. This was a competitive multiplayer mode where you had to complete objectives or kill other players while doing your best to pretend to be a typical NPC in a crowd and avoid getting knocked out yourself.
With Unity, Assassin’s Creed has committed itself to cooperative multiplayer. In this mode, you and up to three friends had to complete difficult assassination missions or raids, working together to complete the quest as quickly and stealthily as possible – if you do it right, you unlock new weapons and armor to further specialize your character in both the campaign for single player and multiplayer mode.
Given the popularity of both multiplayer modes, we could see one (or both) return in Infinity. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking on our part.
Ubisoft hasn’t announced whether Infinity would include DLC, but as a service game it will likely evolve over time with some sort of post-launch expansions. Microtransactions have also been a big part of Assassin’s Creed since 2017’s Origins, with Ubisoft selling cosmetics and XP boosts in the in-game store in every game since then, so it makes sense that Infinity will likely have something similar.
Infinity is not yet available for pre-order.
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