A remake of the original Assassin’s Creed is rumored to reunite with the next entry in the series, but it appears Ubisoft isn’t working on such a title.
Speaking to Eurogamer after Ubisoft Forward 2022, Assassin’s Creed Mirage art director Jean-Luc Sala confirmed that the European publisher is not working on a remake of the first entry in the series. It’s entirely dedicated to Mirage, and no one else at Ubisoft is working on a remake:
“Yeah, that’s not what we do. I’m totally dedicated to Mirage and I can tell you we’re not remaking AC1.”
An Assassin’s Creed remake that isn’t in the works is truly surprising, given that all the other rumors about the next entry in the series have finally been confirmed. The remake, which was supposed to reuse assets from AC Mirage, would have been part of a Season Pass that wasn’t announced during Ubisoft Forward 2022.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is just one of many new additions to the series currently in development. The Basim-starring game will be followed by Project Red, which will be set in feudal Japan, and Project Hexe, which will be set in the time of the Holy Roman Empire. All future entries in the series will be brought together by the Assassin’s Creed Infinity hub, a kind of personal Animus, as described by Ubisoft during its Ubisoft Forward 2022 event.
Announced last year, INFINITY is a centralized hub for Assassin’s Creed games, and while the team is still exploring how it will incorporate Assassin’s Creed’s past, it’s clear the future will live on on this new platform. RED and HEXE will be the first core games coming to INFINITY, but they won’t be the only things to look forward to. As Côté teased during the presentation, Assassin’s Creed multiplayer is back. Codenamed INVICTUS, the new take on multiplayer will be integrated as a standalone experience into INFINITY.