Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released on October 12 this year

Ubisoft’s acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise has persistently been a favorite amongst gamers. Recently, the official announcement of the newest entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, set for release on October 12th this year, was met with anticipation. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One platforms.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the 13th main installment of the Assassin’s Creed series and serves as the prequel to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The protagonist of both the modern and ancient storylines is Basim. The narrative primarily unfolds Basim’s experiences prior to awakening the personality of Loki (860-870 AD), as well as his plans for the modern-day Assassin Brotherhood post-resurrection (2022-2023). The newest entry will immerse players in the golden age of 9th-century Baghdad and escort them to Alamut, the legendary homeland of the Assassin Brotherhood.

Ubisoft has had its fair share of challenges over the past few years. With deteriorating financial health, management issues, and a disarrayed product lineup, games have been consistently delayed or canceled in a bid to cut expenses. Ubisoft is currently channeling resources into the Assassin’s Creed IP.

In addition to Assassin’s Creed Mirage, there are projects codenamed “Red,” “Hexe,” and “Jade,” and three unannounced projects in the concept and prototype stages, namely “Nebula,” “Raid,” and “Echoes.” This, along with the standalone multiplayer game Assassin’s Creed Invictus and the VR game Assassin’s Creed Nexus, means that there are at least nine Assassin’s Creed IP projects in development.

Furthermore, several Ubisoft titles have made a comeback on the Steam platform in a bid to boost revenue. However, the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Mirage will only be available on the Epic Store and the Ubisoft Store, once again distancing itself from the widely-used Steam platform. Speculation suggests that Ubisoft may adopt a timed exclusivity approach, with Assassin’s Creed Mirage eventually launching on the Steam platform, albeit a year later.