Between all the announced Assassin’s Creed games, like Codename RED in feudal Japan or the reportedly occult-focused Codename HEXE, Invictus hasn’t really stood out. Vice President, Executive Producer of Assassin’s Creed Marc-Alexis Cote said that the game is a separate multiplayer project within Assassin’s Creed Infinity. The team consists of developers who have worked on Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor.
The plan is to make it “much more accessible and mainstream than previous games’ multiplayer offerings.” Interestingly, this can also be a free game. When asked about the same, Kote said:
We haven’t finalized our plans for Invictus’ business model yet, but there’s a chance the game will be free-to-play.
How the multiplayer mode will eventually work and whether it will be more cooperative, like in Assassin’s Creed Unity, or competitive, like the modes in older games, is unknown. However, Cote noted “the possibility of crossover between characters from different periods.”
Referring to art from a press briefing with characters from the series together, he said:
I think the concept art we had for Invictus kind of hints at this possibility of crossover between characters from different periods. So I think you can see Invictus’ intention to let us bring our different games together again.
While this doesn’t give much information about the gameplay, it does point to another way to tie all the various events in Infinity together.
At the moment, Invictus does not have a release window. The next game in the series is Assassin’s Creed Mirage, releasing in 2023 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna.