According to the latest Bloomberg report by Jason Schreier, Ubisoft is working to radically change the Assassin’s Creed series. The name of the project is Assassin’s Creed Infinity and it would be a live service chapter developed by the Montreal and Quebec studios which, for the first time, would not alternate on the series, but would work on the same project.
Ubisoft’s vision seems to be very ambitious: instead of focusing on a single historical period, as has always been the case for the series, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will contain multiple scenarios that can further expand in the months to come. Furthermore, the games on the different platforms could appear very different from each other, even if they are all connected.
Ubisoft’s goal is to “exceed the expectations of those fans who demand an even more cohesive approach to the series ,” a company spokesperson told Schreier.
The project, however, is far from defined, since it will not be published for ” years “. A period of time that is likely to have even been prolonged by the scandals that have involved the company and which have led to the expulsion of several executives and the investigation of many others.
Investigations conducted to an external body which in many cases did not reveal inappropriate conduct on the part of some accused . For this reason these people have been involved in the internal restructuring of the working groups, maintaining their managerial role. Something that, according to Schreier, would have given way to a second round of internal complaints.
Traditionally, Ubisoft’s AC teams in Montreal and Quebec would alternate projects. Montreal led Origins, Quebec led Odyssey, Montreal led Valhalla. Now that’s changing. Both teams are working on Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is years away but planned as a live service platform
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 7, 2021
These problems, combined with the reorganization of two large studios like those in Quebec and Montreal has led to some internal problems. The two studios, in fact, were used to alternating in the development of a main chapter of the series. This merger, however, will help Assassin’s Creed development “evolve into a more integrated and collaborative way, less focused on studies and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft.”