The locations and time periods will change over time... perhaps every Season, if you catch my drift.
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It looks like another game has succumbed to the live service model. The latest is none other than Assassin's Creed. Shortly after a Bloomberg story broke about the next game, Ubisoft confirmed a few of the details. So, what are we looking at here?

Well, the next game is going to be called Assassin's Creed Infinity. It will be a title that is designed to run for years. It will include a number of settings and historical time periods that will be changed and expanded upon over time. The project is still literal years away from release.

Bloomberg's report says that Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec are being merged together into a single team for Infinity. The Quebec studio will be in charge of the whole shebang.

With Infinity, it looks like Ubisoft is taking a larger step towards ever evolving games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and GTA Online. The obvious aim of these live service titles is to keep player engagement high over long periods of time. And, of course, higher player engagement for longer means there will be plenty of monetization opportunities.

Ubisoft's statement says that they are "evolving along with the video game industry" with this move to a live service Assassin's Creed.

The pandemic and working from home have fundamentally changed the way we produce games, giving us a moment to reflect on our organization. Assassin’s Creed was born within the walls of Ubisoft Montreal and the studio built an incredible foundation for the franchise with the immense skill and creativity of its teams before Ubisoft Quebec then took the lead with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Odyssey, demonstrating its ability to drive the franchise even further.

Rather than continuing to pass the baton from game to game, we profoundly believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner that’s less centered on studios and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft. Most importantly, Assassin’s Creed has always been developed by multicultural teams with various backgrounds and perspectives that have influenced the depiction of its characters, locations, and cultures. While we know there’s always room for improvement, we believe this new structure allows us to ensure that diversity and representation within our teams continues to grow and match that of our players.