Although not yet officially announced, it is next Assassin’s Creed game (which was codenamed Rift) has already been the subject of a few leaks and reports. The latest leak has now gone a bit further and revealed that it will be called Assassin’s Creed Mirage and reiterated that it will take the series back to basics.
This latest drop came from French YouTuber j0nathan and was translated by Rebs Gaming on Twitter. The long list has many details, but it appears that only some of them are accurate. Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, who have had several report on this game (and the series in general), chimed in, saying the title is accurate along with the other details he’s previously confirmed: a spring 2023 release window, its Baghdad setting, and its return to basics. He said some parts weren’t accurate, like the part about it having more cities to explore. Insider Jeff Grubb also put in his two centsand said he had also heard it called Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
A person in the know tells me that parts of this new Assassin’s Creed leak are true (like the name and the other things Bloomberg has already reported: spring 23, Baghdad, back to AC basics) and other parts are not (“more cities to Explore” ) https://t.co/qmM6UZtKnG
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) 30 August 2022
Given how Schreier didn’t confirm every single thing on the list, it’s hard to tell which parts are true and which parts aren’t. Designation of “back to AC basics” part implies that it will take inspiration from the first entry, but it is unclear if that also means that it will not have as many RPG mechanics.
A remake of the 2007 series debut is also on this list, and it’s not the first time it’s been brought up. Some noticed that the footage from the first game that played during the anniversary stream was improved over the original trailer. The press kit for the stream also had an updated version of the game’s logo, as it now had “A Ubisoft Original” under the logo, which is something Ubisoft puts on new titles. The game anniversary page also counts down to September and ends on the first Assassin’s Creed.
The original is backwards compatible on Xbox, but is not playable on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, making it the only main entry not on modern non-PC hardware. And not only has Ubisoft remastered the three games starring Ezio, the company has also bundled remasters Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey‘s season ticket. If true, including an upgraded version of the first game with Mirage‘s season ticket would only continue this trend, especially if the bullet point about the two parts assets and design philosophies is also correct.
Whatever the case may be, Ubisoft will no doubt share more in September under his Assassin’s Creed power and Ubisoft Forward event. The series-specific stream doesn’t have a date, but Ubisoft Forward will air on September 10. Assassin’s Creed stream will have the “future” of the series and will likely have more information about Mirage as well as Infinity, the confirmed live service entry. And if they exist, that would also be the place to talk to the rumor Origin and The Odyssey crossover and remasters of the first Assassin’s Creed.