Assassin’s Creed Infinity Will Not Be Free to Play
Assassin’s Creed Infinity “is still at an early stage of development,” according to Ubisoft Chief Financial Officer Frederick Duguet, but it has recently made waves on the Internet after the company’s second quarter earnings call.
The library of Ubisoft’s upcoming games has been somewhat controversial lately, since they have decided to shift their focus on live service games, with many of them being free to play. Just this May, they even revealed that they have actually been planning free to play games across all of their biggest franchises. Sadly, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Infinity, will not be one of them.
“It is not going to be free to play,” Guillemot confirmed. “This game will have a lot of narrative elements in it.” Guillemot has also confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Infinity is going to be “very innovative” and that “it will have what players already have in all the Assassin’s Creed games.”
“It is going to be a huge game, but with lots of elements that already exist in the games that we published in the past,” he added.
These comments from Assassin’s Creed Infinity devs will expectedly fuel more speculation from the franchise’s fans. Although being a paid game is a good sign for players who want to avoid overbearing microtransactions, this does not necessarily mean that it will not be a live service title. After all, Destiny 2 was also launched as a paid gaming experience, and regularly has new paid content.
Ubisoft has not yet shared further information about Assassin’s Creed Infinity to the gaming public, which is expected from a project that is reportedly still in its early stages. With that said, it remains unclear when the devs will officially reveal the game to its waiting fans. The most recent entry to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Valhalla, will be getting a second year of DLC expansions—something that is not traditionally done within the series. This could indicate that Ubisoft is not rushing to launch Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
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