It appears that the next entry in the long-running video game series Assassin’s Creed isn’t going to be Assassin’s Creed Infinity any time soon, instead, the next entry in the franchise has been leaked to be termed as Assassin’s Creed Mirage with the live-service Infinity expected to be making an appearance later down the line. The game sets to return to the basics of the game while removing most of the RPG mechanics incorporated in the previous iterations of the series.
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Assassin’s Creed Mirage will heavily focus on the core gameplay mechanics that made the Assassin’s Creed series a great video game franchise. Expect superior and polished movement and parkour mechanics along with a gameplay and combat system that pays homage to what made the series one of the best parkour and stealth games of all time.
It was in a new video shared today that j0nathon shed some light on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game. j0nathon is a pretty reliable user on the internet when it comes to Assassin’s Creed series leaks as he revealed some interesting details about the game that was previously termed to be Assassin’s Creed Rift. The game was previously rumored to feature Basim in his youth and the narrative doesn’t seem to change in regards to the direction of the story whatsoever.
The game will be set in Baghdad from 860 to 870 and will return to the basics of the core gameplay mechanics. The game will remove features like dialogue choices, leveling system, and gender selection. Generally, the gameplay is expected to be quite different from what we got to see in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla along with some new animations in the mix.
Apparently, Assassin’s Creed Mirage won’t be the only Ubisoft game and entry in the series to release in the near future. j0nathon went on to state that Ubisoft is currently in the works for the remake of the original Assassin’s Creed that features the legendary Assassin, Altair. Sadly, the remake will be using a large portion of the assets of Assassin’s Creed Mirage and also from the upcoming Infinity.
The remake is expected to be integrated into a Season Pass. While there isn’t any official news from the horse’s mouth, Ubisoft, it’s expected that official announcements will be made some time during September 10 at the upcoming and highly anticipated Ubisoft Forward event.
While j0nathon is without a doubt, one of the more reliable Assassin’s Creed leakers that has accurately shed light on rumors in the past, we still have to take all the details surrounding the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage with a grain of salt.
However, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has corroborated some of the news and leaks shared online, so there’s hard evidence that the next entry into the series will focus on the basic core mechanics of the game to cater to hard-core veterans of the franchise that did not like the direction taken with the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins and later installments of the franchise.
A person familiar tells me parts of this new Assassin's Creed leak are true (such as the name and the other stuff Bloomberg has already reported: spring 23, Baghdad, back to AC basics) and other parts are not ("multiple cities to explore") https://t.co/qmM6UZtKnG
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) August 30, 2022
While players are expecting the game to release sometime in the Spring of 2023, Ubisoft hasn’t made any official announcements so far and we expect further details to be shared at the Ubisoft Forward event scheduled for September.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is expected to release for the Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, PS5 and Microsoft Windows.
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