Assassin's Creed Mirage has been delayed, says dataminer
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According to one dataminer, Assassin’s Creed Mirage has been delayed which is a development that Ubisoft - a studio with a bad reputation for such delays - could really do without.
It’s been claimed in recent years that Ubisoft are returning to annual Assassin’s Creed releases which doesn’t come as a major surprise. The company reportedly had to cancel three unannounced games as a result of a poor financial year. Assassin’s Creed is, on the whole, reliable and familiar territory. Mirage was set to be the next title to release in the franchise, with Codename Red, Codename Jade, and Codename Hexe all confirmed to be in development - with further titles beyond that also rumoured. Now though, it looks like Mirage may not be debuting until later than we originally thought.
Take a look at the trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage below.
Set in ninth century Baghdad, Mirage is set to feature Valhalla’s Basim. For now, all we know is that the title was due to be released in 2023. One dataminer is claiming that the game has been delayed though. As reported by InsiderGaming, Twitter user ScriptLeaksR6 wrote, “Mirage + Orlando [...] Likely delayed. Mirage still runs on ‘old’ Assassin’s Creed engine.” They do say ‘likely’ so I would really take all of this with a large pinch of salt.
Ubisoft could do without the delay. We’re still waiting on the release of Skull and Bones and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, both of which have been delayed. In fact, Skull and Bones has been delayed five times at least.
InsiderGaming’s Tom Henderson responded to the dataminer’s claim though, adding, “Spoke with multiple people and Assassin's Creed Mirage still has an end of August deadline and Motorfest for September 2023 so I'm inclined to believe the rumour is a well-educated guess based on Ubisoft's history of delays.” I’d imagine we’ll get an official update at this summer’s newly announced Ubisoft Forward.