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Assassin's Creed Mirage Won't Have Modern Day Sections

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On Sept 10, Ubisoft Forward confirmed the long-rumored Assassin's Creed Mirage, the next main entry into the RPG series. Set to take place in 9th century Baghdad, the story focuses on Basim Ibn Is'haq, a character first introduced in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The game is reported to be set 20 years prior to the events of Valhalla.

While the upcoming game will feature plenty of elements from the franchise that Assassin's Creed fans will know and love, one element seems to be missing this time around. In an interview with Game Rant, Assassin's Creed Mirage creative director Stephane Boudon said that the game won't feature any present-day elements like before.

Traditionally, mainline AC games have had its story split into both past and present-day, depicting its modern day protagonist outside of the Animus. According to Boudon, the reason the modern sections will be missing from Mirage is because they "wanted to really focus on the story of Basim when he was in Baghdad in the Ninth Century."

The Animus still features in the game, being a part of AC Mirage's beginning and ending, but it "won't have any gameplay for present-day during the whole game."

Assassin's Creed Mirage is set to release in 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Luna, and PC.