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News video games 21 July 2021, 12:32

author: Przemyslaw Dygas

Ubisoft Confirms Assassin's Creed Will Switch to Live-service Formula

Ubisoft admitted that the future of the Assassin's Creed series lies in the live-service model. At the same time, we were assured that Infinity will retain the character of the previous installments.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • Ubisoft confirmed that the live-service game model is the future of the Assassin's Creed series;
  • AC: Infinity is expected to be an ambitious project that will attract new players to the franchise and increase fan engagement;
  • At the same time, the company will regularly release new content set in the familiar universe in the coming years.

Ubisoft's recent conference call revealed the direction in which the Assassin's Creed series is heading. It was confirmed that the future of the series is a live-service game model. The installment that will lead to this change will be the upcoming Infinity, about which, unfortunately, we do not know too much for now. The company revealed, however, that it is an incredibly ambitious project, which has a chance to significantly expand the IP's fanbase.

The decision to change the series' formula was dictated, among other things, by the excellent results of Odyssey and Valhalla. These games, being huge productions developed over a long period of time, have become a kind of testing ground that confirmed the French company in the belief that this is a good direction. This is supported by hard data. Both installments have generated record profits.

At the same time the head of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot argued that Infinity will remain faithful to the main premise of the franchise. It will continue to offer players a unique story-focused experience. Most likely, however, will guarantee it in a different form than the previous installments. According to leaks, the game may in fact be a platform that enables us to play through many different campaigns, taking us to different historical periods and presenting different characters. For now, however, these are just unconfirmed rumors.

Moreover, the company mentioned that its main priority at the moment is to continue creating new content related to the Assassin's Creed franchise. In the near future, this means the release of the Siege of Paris DLC for Valhalla. This game, by the way, will be developed throughout the second year after its release. However, the studio will not stop at this and intends to regularly provide players with further batches of content in the coming years. This does not necessarily mean new installments of the series, but, for example, more big expansions.

Fans of the series must accept the fact that it will not return to its form from the past. Ubisoft has already chosen the path that the brand will follow, and players can only hope that it will be the right one. And also rejoice that there will be no shortage of new Assassin adventures.

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