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The title, which is reportedly taking a “back to basics” approach for the series, will feature the return of throwing knives, hiding places on rooftops, and a dense amount of NPCs, it’s claimed.
Mirage will reportedly attempt to recreate the crowd density of 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, which took place during the French revolution and featured a massive number of NPCs on screen at once.
However, this infamously caused severe performance issues, prompting Ubisoft to issue an apology and offer compensation in the form of a free story expansion, Dead Kings.
Following a series of leaks, Ubisoft confirmed on Thursday that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the next game in the series.
Bloomberg first reported in February that Ubisoft was planning to release a smaller-scale, stealth-focused Assassin’s Creed game that is closer to the early series entries than the more recent RPG-influenced ones.
Starring Assassin’s Creed Valhalla character Basim, the title was originally planned as an expansion for the most recent series entry before being spun into a standalone game last year, it claimed.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is reportedly set in the Middle East, including Baghdad, with development being led by Ubisoft’s Bordeaux studio.
Most recently Bloomberg reported that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in spring 2023.
On Thursday a promotional image for Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s The Forty Thieves Quest appeared online.