With the help of the Infinity project, the popular Assassin’s Creed series will soon be saying goodbye to its well-known single-player existence. The fans are anything but enthusiastic about it.
Assassin’s Creed Online? Fans are against it
Like the Bloomberg website reported last week, Ubisoft is currently working on the Infinity project. An online platform that links the various settings of the “Assassin’s Creed” games and even expand it in the further course – a “Games as a Service” trend that is familiar from games like GTA Online.
Ubisoft is going in a direction which is not accepted by many fans. Also Reddit user JakeyChappers is thinking about it:
“See how easily Ubi changes plans and focus when it comes to money. The microtransactions are already bad. I assume it will get worse if that and go.
Gameplay will change significantly to encourage microtransaction buying – that’s how these games survive. “
He is not alone in this opinion. This is mainly evident from the top-rated comment from TheRelicEternal. He thinks that Ubisoft doesn’t really need to:
“It’s even more confusing because the series is so big and well-known now that it doesn’t have to be trending. I want the next AC to have a really innovative gameplay feature and then other games will copy YOU. “
The project is still in the initial phase and will probably be a while in coming. So who knows in which direction Infinity will develop.
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Original article from July 8, 2021:
New Assassin’s Creed breaks with tradition – relies on GTA online strategy
According to a Bloomberg report, Ubisoft announced their latest Assassin’s Creed itself. The project is called Infinity and says goodbye to the well-known single player existence of the series.
In terms of play, GTA Online and Assassin’s Creed have little in common, of course, but Ubisoft is also planning the latest project called Infinity to turn their single player series into a live service game. After a Report from the Bloomberg website by the well-known video game journalist Jason Schreier the existence of Assassin’s Creed Infinity revealed, followed a short time later official announcement by the publisher.
An Assassin’s Creed with an online platform
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is created by the two Ubisoft studios in Montreal and Quebec. The publisher did not want to reveal more about the new project, and the live service aspect remains without concrete confirmation. According to Bloomberg, Infinity will be one Online platform, those who different settings of the games linked to each other, expand these later and also add new settings. Ubisoft is thus following the classic “Games as a Service” trend of providing a game with new content for years to come and keeping fans and their wallets happy.
According to Ubisoft, the project is still in the early stages of development and more content is currently pending for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. According to Bloomberg, Ubisoft has joined Let the successes and longevity of GTA Online and Fortnite inspire you to make the decisionto turn the Assassin’s Creed franchise into a service game as well.
Ubisoft scandal: sexism problem persists
The two studios involved in Infinity are still working serious incidents of sexism and sexual abuse and, according to Bloomberg, with moderate success. In the past year there were various allegations against members of the management of Ubisoft in this regard.
According to the Bloomberg report, there are many cases still not cleared up and the accused managers remain in the company. Last month there were reportedly three other managers reported to the again inactive HR department for “harassment and toxic behavior,” according to Bloomberg sources.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity sounds like a lot ambitious project and it remains to be seen whether the working atmosphere presented by Bloomberg is up to such a project. In addition, Ubisoft will have to come up with something to sell the rather unpopular concept “Games as a Service” to the fans. The company could succeed, however, as there are now enough positive examples.