Assassin’s Creed Mirage launched last October, offering a stripped-down, back-to-basics experience reminiscent of older games in the series. The action-adventure title from Ubisoft takes players to 9th century Baghdad, putting them in the shoes of Basim Ibn Ishaq, a street thief who joins the Hidden and rises through the ranks to become a master assassin. While there’s no word on whether the franchise will revisit the character again, Assassin’s Creed creative director Mirage said the team has ideas about where Basim’s story could go.

IN Reddit AMAs On Wednesday, the game’s creative director Stéphane Boudon said that Basim’s story could be explored further, but not in the form of an expansion to AC Mirage.

“We are a thrill [sic] from the Mirage reception! Mirage like [sic] was a design [sic] as a standalone experience with no DLC plan. However, we certainly have ideas on how we can expand Basim’s story,” Boudon said. However, he reiterated that Mirage will not receive a post-launch story expansion. “But as of today, there is no post-launch content planned for Mirage,” he added.

Boudon also answered a question about possible future fixes for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, confirming that Ubisoft doesn’t have any plans for another major update, but will continue to monitor the game and listen to player feedback for tweaks.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage was a departure from the expansive RPG-style Assassin’s Creed games that had come before. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have drawn criticism for their bloated designs, featuring endless side quests and a long main campaign. Mirage, on the other hand, opted for a more focused story and world that paid homage to early games in the series like the first Assassin’s Creed and the Ezio trilogy.

While Mirage serves as a spinoff of the larger Assassin’s Creed games, Ubisoft may release similar smaller games given Mirage’s positive reception. In the AMA, Boudon attests to the same. “It all started as an action/adventure game back then, and with Mirage we wanted to celebrate that legacy for the franchise’s 15th anniversary,” he said. “But at AC, there’s room for different kinds of experiences, and you can expect even more.”

Assassin’s Creed Mirage was released on October 5 last year for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. Ubisoft is currently working on the next game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Red, which will be set in feudal Japan. Said to be an RPG-style entry with a large open world map, the game does not yet have a specific release date. However, in an earnings report, Ubisoft said the game is likely to be released between April 2024 and March 2025.

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