In slightly brighter Ubisoft news today, it looks as though some longstanding Assassin’s Creed fans will be pleased with Assassin’s Creed Mirage. In a new interview with GamesRadar+, the title’s creative director has been discussing the effect of community input on the overall design of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. It appears that in the newest instalment of the Assassin’s Creed saga, the Ubisoft team has been keen to take fan feedback on board.
More specifically, the team at Ubisoft Bordeaux has been keen to consider the feelings of the Assassin’s Creed fanbase when it comes to the overall scope and design of the game’s world. In contrast with some of the franchise’s more expansive open-world environments, such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, for example, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will make use of a somewhat more pared-down playground for players to venture through as they embark on the journey of Basim Ibn Ishaq in his home city of Baghdad.
Speaking to GamesRadar+, the game’s creative director Stéphane Boudon elaborated on the importance of keeping the fans happy. “Amongst our fans, we started hearing the desire for a character-driven story focused on the core pillars of the first Assassin’s Creed (games) in a more intimate scale,” Boudon explains. It sounds as though the concept of keeping things smaller and more focused gave the team a solid basis from which to build out the story and overall design of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. “It resonates with us as well, as developers,” Boudon adds, explaining that “this was the starting point of the project.”
This shifting in direction sounds as though a more tightly-crafted bit of action is on the cards for fans both old and new when Assassin’s Creed Mirage launches this year. While some fans may miss the grandiosity of scale that the Ubisoft formula of some of the more recent Assassin’s Creed games has offered, those loyal to the original titles may find themselves pleasantly surprised by what Mirage has to offer, if these new insights are anything to go by.
Time will tell, but hopefully, there’s not too much longer to wait until the stealth action title is released. With any luck, this is one game that won’t be hit by Ubisoft’s recent spate of delays and cancellations. Watch this space.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is expected to release at some point in the Spring of this year, although no specific date has been given as yet. The game will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store.