Ubisoft details Assassin’s Creed Infinity, first three games to launch for it
Ubisoft revealed more details for Assassin’s Creed Codename Infinity, as well as the first three games that will launch for it, confirming previous leaks and rumors.
Infinity will essentially serve as a hub for future Assassin’s Creed releases, including the previously rumored and now confirmed Codename Red and Codename Hexe. Mimicking the Animus’ interface, Infinity will also function as the main touchpoint for the future of the series’ meta narrative. In other words, instead of Layla or Desmond, the players themselves will star as the “main character” in the series’ “present-day” stories.
As previously stated, Ubisoft also confirmed that Codename Red, set in Feudal Japan, and Codename Hexe are in development. A quick teaser for Codename Hexe also seemingly confirmed rumors that it takes place in the Holy Roman Empire during the 16th century witch hunts. Watch Dogs: Legion creative director Clint Hocking will creatively direct Hexe, too.
Speaking to Eurogamer, head of the franchise Marc-Alexis Coté also confirmed the existence of Codename Invictus, a new standalone Assassin’s Creed multiplayer experience. Coté confirmed that the “creative intention” for Invictus is to “bridge the different Asassin’s Creed games together in a multiplayer experience.” Coté also stated that senior developers from For Honor and Rainbow Six Siege have joined the Invictus team.
Unfortunately, we probably have at least a couple more years until we see any of Infinity’s games. Ubisoft has vaguely scheduled Assassin’s Creed Mirage for 2023, so we probably won’t see Codename Red until at least 2024.
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