Assassin’s Creed is getting a whole lot bigger with Infinity, a new live-service project Ubisoft announced today during its Forward presentation. Infinity aims to connect several different games together while introducing ongoing content updates that will roll out even more settings and timelines over its lifetime.
Infinity is supposed to be a hub, a “single entry point for fans” to get into Assassin’s Creed. The company vaguely explained further, saying Infinity will “unite all [the] different experiences and players, together in meaningful ways.” Ubisoft also said it’s looking into adding a standalone, free-to-play multiplayer experience codenamed “Invictus” through Infinity. In short, whatever this platform is sounds kinda like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which compiles several Halo games—such as Halo 2 and Halo 4—in one. Maybe Infinity will do the same, housing some of the older Assassin’s Creed games while regularly adding new experiences for players to check out. Who knows?
According to an IGN interview with project lead Marc-Alexis Côté, Infinity will mix premium experiences with paid and free content. It will also house both past and future entries, starting with the feudal Japan-themed project codenamed “Red.” While you can seemingly boot up “Red” from the hub, you can also buy it like any other Assassin’s Creed game—Infinity is not required.