Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the upcoming live-service focused Assassin’s Creed game, will not be free-to-play, but it will be “innovative” with plenty of narrative elements, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. He also added that it won’t stray too far from the formula and include many elements that Assassin’s Creed fans have grown to love.
Speaking during Ubisoft’s latest investor earning call, Guillemot provided some feedback on the current status of Assassin’s Creed Infinity. The game is still in the early stages of development, so we won’t be hearing about it for a while. Despite the live-service model that it will be implementing, the experience will not be free-to-play like many live-service games on the market right now.
Guillemot gave a full statement regarding Assassin’s Creed Infinity, promising that it will still contain narrative elements from the series that fans love, but it will be an ambitious undertaking:
“It’s not going to be a free-to-play game. This game is going to have a lot of narrative elements in it. It’s going to be a very innovative game, but it will have what players already have in all the other Assassin’s Creed games, all the elements that they love right from the start. So it’s going to be a huge game. But with lots of elements that already exist in the games that we published in the past.”
The Assassin’s Creed franchise will likely move away from its traditional offerings of each game being a new, full-priced installment and instead, seem to be going Halo Infinite‘s route in trying to establish a groundwork for massive future updates to build upon the title and add evolving story content. It will be interesting to see how this works for the various historical settings of Assassin’s Creed and how Ubisoft will execute these ideas with a fresh perspective on the series.