Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed entry, Infinity, won't be a free-to-play title, as confirmed during the company's second-quarter earnings call yesterday. After Ubisoft's recent push towards free-to-play games, many had wondered whether Infinity will follow suit.
During this call, Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot, stated "It’s not going to be free to play and this game will have a lot of narrative elements in it." Furthermore, Guillemot added that Infinity will be an "innovative game" but will keep some elements introduced in past Assassin's Creed games.
Assassin's Creed Infinity Won't Be Free-To-Play, Confirms Ubisoft CEO
A part of his statement confirmed:
“It’s going to be a very innovative game but it will have what players already have in all the Assassin’s Creed games, all the elements that they love to get in them right from the start. 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."
Ubisoft’s Chief Financial Officer, Frédérick Duguet also confirmed that Infinity "is still at an early stage of development”. Some speculations suggest that it may release in 2024, but nothing is officially confirmed. Assassin's Creed latest content was released in August, with the Siege of Paris DLC arriving in Valhalla.
Assassin's Creed Infinity is under the helm of both Ubisoft Quebec and Ubisoft Montreal. The former created Assassin's Creed Odyssey, whilst the latter developed both Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.