EXCLUSIVE – Details on Assassin’s Creed Infinity’s Live Service Hub

Details on Assassin’s Creed Infinity first emerged courtesy of Jason Schreier via Bloomberg in an exclusive report published in 2021. Ubisoft has revealed a few little tidbits on Assassin’s Creed Infinity since, but what exactly the new hub entails is still somewhat of a mystery – but that’s where we come in.

Essentially, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be the core hub of the franchise, from which games including Red, Hexe, and Invictus will be launched. Demo footage provided to Insider Gaming (under the condition that the footage doesn’t go public) shows the user going from the Infinity hub to Assassin’s Creed Red within just a few seconds, picking up where they left off, rather than having to boot the games up individually after ‘falling back’ to the hub.

The main focus of Infinity is a live service offering, which is all told via the modern-day story. To start, Infinity will launch on the same day as Red and will contain several features that you would expect from a live service.

‘The Exchange’ will be the item shop, offering players the opportunity to purchase daily and weekly in-game cosmetics for Red’s two protagonists, Naoe and Yasuke. In addition to The Exchange, Infinity also has a ‘Synchronisation’ feature that allows the player to access ‘Projects’ for each protagonist. To explain them in their simplest form, Projects are mini ‘battle passes’ with a narrative behind them offering players the ability to earn cosmetic rewards. Projects will be added throughout Infinity constantly, focusing mainly on DLC and new game releases, or even as a means of sustaining player interest during a lack of any new content.

It’s understood that the current strategy for Ubisoft with Infinity is to release a mainline game every two years, with smaller experiences in between. Red is scheduled for later this year, with Invictus – a multiplayer offering – being planned for 2025, and Hexe for 2026. The latter title, penned as being ‘the darkest Assassin’s Creed game ever’, will have a lead female protagonist (currently named Elsa) for the first time since Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China in 2015.

Other projects include Obsidian (Black Flag Remake), Nebula (settings based in India, Aztec Empire, and Mediterranean), Raid (a free-to-play 4-player co-op that’s PvE), Echoes (another multiplayer title), and another Assassin’s Creed Remake which are all scheduled to release by the end of the decade.

If you’re interested in hearing more on Assassin’s Creed Infinity from the horse’s mouth, then I encourage you to check out Eurogamer’s interview with Assassin’s Creed boss Marc-Alexis Coté.

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