In an update to this afternoon’s story, Assassin’s Creed Infinity has now been confirmed by Ubisoft, with the company outlining the future of the series in an open letter to fans.
The update from Ubisoft confirms that the Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec studios that led the last two Assassin’s Creed games will now be working together going forward on the project, saying that “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. ”
Ubisoft has also confirmed some key names that will be heading up the project. The overall new combined multi-studio collaboration will be headed up by Marc-Alexis Cote who will be the executive producer of the Assassin’s Creed series going forward. He’s worked on every AC title since Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and was also creative director of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Meanwhile joint production efforts will be led by Senior Producer Julien Laferriere who was producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and creative leadership will be shared by Jonathan Dumont and Clint Hocking. The latter of course is probably the most famous name, having directed Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Far Cry 2 before departing Ubisoft in 2010. He then returned in 2015 and would eventually become the director of last year’s Watch Dogs: Legion.
The studio closed by saying “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.”
Ubisoft promise to share more information on Assassin’s Creed Infinity at a later date.
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