A few hours before Ubisoft made it official, journalist Jason Schreier announced that Assassin’s Creed Infinity It is the new project of the developer, a live service that will function as a platform in which the contents will be integrated. Although a representative of the company had already credited the existence of the project, the French have published a statement detailing more or less the future of the assassins saga.
It is confirmed that the intention of Ubisoft is to build an ecosystem in which to integrate the content of the future, instead of launching individual deliveries as they have done to date. The statement, signed by Nathalie Bouchard and Christophe Derennes (both managing directors), emphasizes the commercial success of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla, but they recognize that they are at a point where they must make decisions about the saga that will have repercussions “in the future”, in the years to come.
A new organizational structure
“Rather than continue to pass the baton from game to game, we think this is the opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve and collaboratively integrate.” They think that instead of being focused on studies, it is better that they focus their attention “In talent and leadership”regardless of where they are within Ubisoft. Most importantly, Assassin’s Creed has always been developed by multicultural teams with different contexts and perspectives that have influenced the description of their characters, locations, and cultures. Although we know that there is always room for improvement, we believe that this structure will allow us to ensure diversity and representation within our studios, while continuing to grow ”.
To make this vision a reality, they will work in a collaborative environment. cross-studio, which will be led by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec. They will be in charge of “Grow, evolve and define the future of Assassin’s Creed”, which includes the development of the Infinity project, which they say is still very early in its creative process.
This collaborative environment will be led by Marc-Alexis Côté, who will become executive producer of the franchise from now on. “Côté will join Étienne Allonier’s team at Ubisoft Montreal,” who has been a brand director for Assassin’s Creed for the past 10 years. Your role will be to ensure that each of the products continues to be lives up to expectations of supporters, who have called for “a more cohesive approach” from a development point of view, over many years.
Julien Laferriére will be the new senior producer and will oversee production at both studios. In addition, they will use creative leaders from the two studios: Jonathan Dumont and Clint Hocking will share leadership as creative directors. “This change means that we are going to evolve together with the entire video game industry. The pandemic and telecommuting have fundamentally changed the way games are produced, giving us a moment to reflect on our organization. ” The statement recalls that Assassin’s Creed was born from the hand of Ubisoft Montreal, the team that laid the foundations. However, other developers such as Ubisoft Quebec have been able to contribute their bit.
Ubisoft will share more information about it soon, although it has not given a date.
Source | Ubisoft