Assassin’s Creed Mirage is officially confirmed as the next mainline game in the series.
There have been plenty of rumours and leaks floating around stating that Ubisoft was looking to buff out a thin upcoming release schedule by turning a planned piece of DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla into a full, if smaller, game.
Following Valhalla’s character Basim, the game will be set in 9th century Baghdad and take inspiration from the classic ‘Forty Thieves’ tale. However, it is said to dial back on the RPG elements of recent entries and focus more on stealth, similar to early entries in the series.
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Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of the game, its setting and protagonist through a tweet. The company also states that more information will come in a proper reveal as part of its Ubisoft Forward show on September 10, 12pm pacific time (PT), which is 8pm UK time.
If the spring 2023 rumours are to be believed, we should likely get a lot of details and a release date at this show.
The leaks and rumours say that Ubisoft is also working on Assassin’s Creed Infinity, an online-focused live-service title that it sees as the future of the franchise going forward.
The publisher has been struggling in recent years, with titles like Beyond Good & Evil 2, Skull and Bones and a Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake announced years ago and still not released.
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The company has been at the centre of numerous allegations from former employees about a toxic work culture that is rife with sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, leading Ubisoft to publicly make a broad promise to review company culture in mid-2020.
However, subsequent reports have alleged that the company has done little to address its issues since those initial reports.
In response to those particular allegations, a Ubisoft spokesperson said the organisation was looking into the matter but “didn’t have a comment to share” at that time.