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Ubisoft Says Assassin’s Creed Infinity Won’t Be Free to Play, Valhalla Is Its ‘Second Largest Profit Generating Game’

Following the publication of its financial results yesterday, Ubisoft told investors that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Infinity won’t adapt a free-to-play model.

Ubisoft hasn’t said much about Infinity beyond the confirmation of its existence, which was spurred by a Bloomberg report that claimed Infinity will be an evolving online platform with multiple settings. According to Ubisoft’s chief executive officer Yves Guillemot, Infinity will have “a lot of narrative elements.”

“It’s not going to be free to play and this game will have a lot of narrative elements in it,” Guillemot said, according to a transcript provided by Video Games Chronicle. “It’s going to be a very innovative game but it will have what players already have in all the Assassin’s Creed games, all the elements that they love to get in them right from the start. It’s going to be a huge game but with lots of elements that already exist in the games that we published in the past.”

Infinity is in early development.

In its earnings report published yesterday, Ubisoft revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is already “the second largest profit generating game” in the company’s history. Valhalla has been consistently outperforming its predecessor, Odyssey, and has seen record player engagement.

“We plan to deliver great new content for year 2 of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, notably in the second half of the current fiscal year,” the report reads. “In less than 12 months, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is already the second largest profit generating game in Ubisoft’s history, reflecting the remarkable strength and value of the franchise.”

[Source: VGC, Ubisoft]