Although the original Assassin’s Creed IP spans across more than a decade of releases and close to a dozen entries in the series, Ubisoft is not slowing down on more for the franchise. For the sake of the current Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft Montreal recently pressed that the game is to experience the longest ongoing, post-launch support with another year of promised content leading forward.
Additionally, the series is also expanding with a new live-action television show as well. In that, the production is being held over at Netflix with the recent announcement of Die Hard writer Jeb Stuart to be involved with penning the script for the upcoming series. However, there is still uncertainty as to when the show will drop as unsettled tides are still prevalent following the underwhelming live-action film based on the series years prior.
Now according to Bloomberg, the Assassin’s Creed franchise is going into the route of live-service. While it is already understood to be the new direction for the lineage of releases the past few years, Ubisoft is forming a collaborative project between other internal team to create Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
The unannounced project is said to “exceed expectations of fans who have been asking for a more cohesive approach,” one spokesperson told Bloomberg. Now in a separate blog post, Ubisoft Quebec Managing Director Nathalie Bouchard and Ubisoft Montreal Managing Director Christophe Derennes officially reveals Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
Along with our announcement of new content coming for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we wanted to share some key updates on the talented and creative minds that will now be working in a collaborative, cross-studio structure between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec that will guide, grow, evolve, and define the overall future of Assassin’s Creed that includes an important upcoming, early-in-development project codenamed Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
The new cross-studio, collaborative structure will be led by Marc-Alexis Côté, who will serve as executive producer of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. One of the founding members of Ubisoft Quebec, Côté began his Assassin’s Creed career working on Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood before becoming creative director on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and most recently senior producer on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Côté will be joined by Ubisoft Montreal’s Étienne Allonier, brand director for Assassin’s Creed for the last 10 years, and their respective teams in ensuring the Assassin’s Creed franchise continues to exceed the expectations of fans who have been asking for a more cohesive approach to its development over the past several years.
“Joint production efforts on Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be headed up by Ubisoft Montreal’s Julien Laferrière who has been named senior producer, overseeing production at both studios. Laferrière brings along extensive experience with the franchise, having worked on Assassin’s Creed since 2007 before most recently becoming producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
“Creative leads for Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a cross-studio collaboration, as well. Jonathan Dumont and Clint Hocking will share leadership as creative directors, overseeing their respective teams at Ubisoft Quebec and Ubisoft Montreal. Dumont was previously world director on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at Ubisoft Quebec before becoming creative director on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
“Meanwhile, this moment marks Hocking’s return to Ubisoft Montreal, having started at the studio in 2001 as a level designer, game designer, and scriptwriter on the original Splinter Cell before becoming creative director on Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Far Cry 2, and most recently Watch Dogs: Legion.”
This is not the first significant live-service approach that Ubisoft has revealed already for its most popular IPs, however. Previously, the publisher unveiled The Division Heartland which is framed to be a free-to-play experience. Gathered from the titling is said to be a new setting set in the ‘heartland’ of America AKA the Midwest.
Elsewhere, claims continue to circulate on a new collaborative project, ‘Battlecat’. The title is said to combine three Tom Clancy franchises into one multiplayer experience: The Division, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell. You can read the full report by heading here.
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