“Assassin’s Creed Mirage” will be released in the spring of 2023

As usual with unexpected Assassin’s Creed titles, we have information about the next game. Called Assassin’s Creed Mirage, it’s apparently slated for release in the spring of 2023. These details are courtesy of YouTuber j0nathan, who made a video covering the upcoming title. Jason Schreier also corroborated this on Twitter, claiming that parts of this leak are indeed true. But as always, try to keep expectations in check until Ubisoft officially announces the game.

According to the leak, players will control Basim from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in its youth between 860 and 870. And if you keep up to date with news about the next game in the series, some of this information has been around since February. Beyond that, Mirage appears to be a turning point for the franchise as Ubisoft removes many RPG mechanics present in recent titles.

One of the intriguing parts of the leak is Ubisoft’s intention to “go back to basics”. It’s fair to say that Assassin’s Creed departed from the gameplay of its previous entries. Lately, the series has mostly consisted of massive RPGs with playtimes going well over 100 hours. Origins of Assassin’s Creed and Odyssey felt like refreshing entries in a stagnant franchise, but with the release of Valhalla, fatigue for this formula began to set in. It would make sense for Ubisoft to decide to scale things down to once again inject something new into the franchise. The leak also states that dialogue choices, genre options, and leveling are no more.

Assassin’s Creed can go back to basics

Other details about the upcoming game include its setting, gameplay features, and future plans for the franchise. First, it looks like we will head to Baghdad and explore it with Basim. We could also use Eagle Vision again, a feature that last appeared in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It’s unclear how different the gameplay will be, but it will apparently be less raw than Valhalla. Basim will also use a string dagger to take out enemies.

Along with these details, there are also reports that a remake of the first Assassin’s Creed is under construction. This remake would apparently reuse much of the work done for Mirage. It would also be included in the Season Pass, but none of that is confirmed. We’ve heard rumors here and there about it, but nothing concrete. So, for now, it’s best to assume that’s not happening.

The following Assassin’s Creed the game could be a turning point for the franchise. It’s no secret that fans want something that reflects more of the show’s past strengths. In both cases, Assassin’s Creed Mirage could be released in the spring of 2023, and it could be revealed later in September. Assassin’s Creed turns 15, so the potential for announcements is there. Ultimately, we’ll find out very soon if any of this is true.