Are you prepared to experience an entirely new version of Assassin's Creed? Well, get ready, because Ubisoft plans to reboot the franchise with Infinity. That’s right; we’re getting a new version that focuses on being a live service similar to Elder Scrolls Online. But can Ubisoft accomplish what Bethesda and Zenimax Studios did with ESO? Time will tell.
We’d reported in November that Assassin's Creed Infinity would reboot the franchise and introduce live-service gameplay to players. Afterwards, information regarding this upcoming title became silenced. But things have changed, and some concrete information has been confirmed. So, what can we expect from Assassin's Creed Infinity?
When Is Assassin's Creed Infinity Coming Out?
[Update, April 25th, 2022]
You remember that Bloomberg report that was published earlier this year about AC: Valhalla DLC's being basically a standalone game and being released sometime within 18 months, right? Well, if that report was published in February 2022, and we take the full 18 months, then we land in the fourth quarter of 2023. That's exactly what we predicted below, but since then, new info has come out.
Kotaku has published a report about Ubisoft and the state of its games and stated:
some of its biggest projects continue to face upheaval, delays, or be trapped in development hell [...] In the meantime, the next Far Cry, Ghost Recon, and full-fledged Assassin’s Creed games remain further out than Ubisoft had previously planned, according to three sources familiar with their development
Now, I want you to imagine this: Ubisoft is working on Valhalla's DLC and is busy with that. How are they going to develop a game such as AC: Infinity simultaneously without releasing a half-assed game? The answer is not at all.
So we'd say: forget the 2023 release date and rather hope that the game comes out sometime in 2024, not in 2025.
Ubisoft decided not to comment on Kotaku's report. That doesn't mean that it's true, but it also kinda speaks volumes... wouldn't you say?
Well, let’s start with the release date for Assassin's Creed Infinity. We can expect this game to release sometime within the fourth quarter of 2023. That timeframe would follow suit with Ubisoft's updated development schedule for Assassin’s Creed, which lasts an average of three years.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that AC Infinity remains in early development, so there’s the possibility that when this game is announced, we could be seeing a release date for 2024. This leads us to believe that we’ll get two Assassin's Creed games within the coming years. One that’s online and one that’s story-based. But that's just speculation. However, could you imagine Ubisoft going four years without releasing an Assassin's Creed game? We couldn’t.
What’s Different Between Assassin's Creed Infinity And Elder Scrolls?
Everyone should know that there are massive differences between Elder Scrolls and Assassin's Creed. It doesn't matter that these franchises focus on single-player games with their main entries. They're both distinct in their setting and mythology.
There will be some extra similarities between these two franchises, as Ubisoft is looking to compete with Elder Scrolls Online by launching Assassin's Creed Infinity as a live service. That’s right: Multiplayer gameplay is arriving in the AC franchise. But in what capacity? We’re not sure for now.
Inside sources have suggested that we’ll be experiencing the largest version of Assassin’s Creed in franchise history. Unfortunately, we’re unaware if this open-world experience is limited to next-generation consoles. If the rumors are true, we shouldn’t be surprised when Assassin's Creed Infinity launches across all platforms like the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Is Assassin's Creed Infinity Getting Released Onto Xbox And PC?
We haven’t learned about which consoles will support Assassin's Creed Infinity. However, we’re confident that Ubisoft is launching this game onto the PC and Xbox Series X|S. But that doesn’t mean Assassin's Creed has become an exclusive title for Microsoft. Far from it, as we’ll still have the option to purchase this game on the PlayStation5.
Is Assassin's Creed Infinity Part Of The Game Pass On Xbox?
Unfortunately, Ubisoft hasn’t released the Assassin's Creed franchise onto the Xbox's game pass. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect AC Infinity to become available through the game pass. But discounts could be available to anyone that's registered with Ubisoft Connect, which is an exclusive platform to PCs.
Everything We Know About Assassin's Creed Infinity So Far | Features & Story Mode
Here’s where things start getting good. We’re getting an innovative storyline told over numerous generations of history. We won’t be limited to interacting with one historical period like the French Revolution in AC Unity. But how’s that possible? Well, Ubisoft will launch season updates for Assassin's Creed Infinity.
How will these season updates be released in Assassin's Creed Infinity? That isn’t known for now. But we can always speculate about what will be available with each update. There should be in-game passes that unlock more weapons, clothing options, XP tokens, and accessories. But there hasn’t been any confirmation to suggest that Assassin's Creed Infinity will support these features. However, Ubisoft is unlikely to miss out on this opportunity.
Season updates won’t exclusively focus on the in-game cosmetics and weapons. There will also be new environments and cities for us to explore. Now, doesn’t that sound amazing? We think so. Better yet, rumors suggest that new entries into this franchise will coincide with the season updates for AC Infinity. So that means Ubisoft is taking a similar approach to Elder Scrolls Online and its DLC game packs.
Even though there will be similarities between Zenimax’s and Ubisoft’s live service games, don’t expect Assassin's Creed Infinity to replicate ESO. There shouldn’t be a monthly subscription required to play AC Infinity. Instead, we’re expecting this game will be listed at full price. Afterwards, season updates could be free. But Ubisoft hasn’t rolled out their DLC schedule for AC Infinity. So, we can’t say for sure.
The question we’re asking is how far is Ubisoft willing to take their microtransactions with Assassin's Creed Infinity? Honestly, we’re expecting something similar to Fortnite or Warzone. You should be capable of customizing every aspect of your character, permitting you’ve got the virtual funds needed to purchase those cosmetic items. You can bet there will also be microtransactions to increase the durability of your character with armor. So, AC Infinity is a play-to-win game on some level.
Unfortunately, we cannot tell you about the in-game features or overall storyline for Assassin’s Creed Infinity. As we’ve previously mentioned, Ubisoft has remained quiet about its upcoming title. If there aren’t any updates by E3 2022, it’s almost guaranteed that AC Infinity will be delayed until 2024. But we’re hoping this isn’t the case.
Is Assassin's Creed Infinity Getting A Character Customization Tool?
We had previously noted that there would be similarities between Elder Scrolls Online and Assassin's Creed Infinity. One of those similarities should be the character customization tool.
It would be surprising to see Assassin's Creed Infinity without a character customization tool like Elder Scrolls Online. We’ve seen Ubisoft add customization options into their games on numerous occasions. But how much are they willing to change the customization options for Assassin's Creed Infinity? That’s the real question. We won’t know until Ubisoft releases some more information.
Game Trailer And Demo
We’re still waiting for Ubisoft to launch the gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed Infinity. It’s an unfortunate circumstance for long-time supporters. Unfortunately, we’ll have to remain patient until more details are confirmed. But that doesn’t mean you can’t grasp what Assassin's Creed Infinity could look like, as the Dawn of Ragnarök gameplay trailer provides us with some insight into what can be expected. We'll be sure to update you with the official trailer once it's released.
When Is The Release Date?
According to a new leak by Tom Henderson, Assassin's Creed Infinity is expected to come out in 2024/2025. We don't know anything more concrete yet, but it makes sense that it will take at least two more years for them to finish Infinity. We will keep this section updated and let you know, once Ubisoft reveals more concrete information on the AC Infinity release date.
Game System Requirements
Ubisoft hasn't provided us with an official record of which components are needed to operate Assassin’s Creed Infinity. However, we can start speculating. Graphic cards like the Nvidia GTX GeForce 3060 should be enough to handle any upcoming game before 2024/25. But we'll inform you of any changes that could be required for your computer after Ubisoft has confirmed the system requirements for AC Infinity.
Assassin's Creed Infinity Minimum System Requirements
|Operating System||Windows 10 & Windows 11 (64-Bit or Later)|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-5820 / AMD Ryzen RZ 1700X|
|RAM||Up to 12GB|
|Hi-Rez Assets Cache||TBC|
|Video Card (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce GTX 3060 / AMD Radeon 6700|
|Video Memory||Up to 4000mb|
Assassin's Creed Infinity Recommended System Requirements
Windows 10 & Windows 11 (64-Bit or Later)
|CPU||Intel Core i9-12900e / AMD Ryzen 7 Pro-5750G|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|Hi-Rez Assets Cache||TBC|
|Video Card (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 Series / AMD RX 7000 Series|
Up to 4000mb