Ubisoft have released an update on the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which simultaneously tells us something and not that much.
The key takeaway from the announcement is that two of Ubisoft’s studios – Montreal and Quebec – will be collaborating on the next installment of the venerable franchise, which is currently known as Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
The project will be led by Marc-Alexis Côté, who’ll be serving as executive producer. He was a founding member of Ubisoft Quebec, and began his AC career working on Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, before becoming creative director on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and most recently senior producer on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Côté will be joined by Ubisoft Montreal’s Étienne Allonier, brand director for AC for the last 10 years. Meanwhile, Ubisoft Montreal’s Julien Laferrièrem who’s worked on the franchise since 2007, has been named senior producer, overseeing production at both studios.
Ubisoft see this collaborative plan as an evolution of the brand.
“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 centred on studios and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft. 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.”
No further details on Assassin’s Creed Infinity have been revealed at this time, but there’s still plenty of life in the superb Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Read our review here.