Assassin’s Creed Mirage Art Director Jean-Luc Sala recently debunked rumors that an Assassin’s Creed remake was in development.
As of now, the original Assassin’s Creed is the only feature title not readily available on modern consoles.
Fans have long been yearning for a remake or remaster. And unconfirmed rumors from earlier this year suggested that the Alitaïr-led adventure might return in some capacity soon.
To the chagrin of many, Ubisoft Forward came and went this past weekend without a hint that such a project could see the light of day.
Ubisoft Developer Debunks Assassin’s Creed Remake Rumors
Before the reveal of AC Mirage, rumors and leaks hinted that Ubisoft would somehow link a remake of the original to the Baghdad project. This is not true.
Mirage’s Art Director, Jean-Luc Sala, confirmed this in an interview with Eurogamer. Regarding the remake reports, Sala told the publication: “Yeah, that’s not what we do. I am fully committed to Mirage and I can tell you that we are not making AC1 again.”
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Sala also addressed claims that Assassin’s Creed Mirage started out as an expansion for AC Valhalla. Mirage’s DLC status lasted four to five weeks, the Art Director revealed.
The idea grew into something bigger when the team realized that the Baghdad story required a “full-fledged game.”
While the news that an Assassin’s Creed remake isn’t in the works will upset many a longtime fan, Ubisoft has several other AC projects in production.
In addition to Mirage, the recent Ubisoft Forward stream also saw the publisher unveil games codenamed Red and Hexe.
With the Red project, Assassin’s Creed players can finally explore Feudal Japan. Meanwhile, Hexe’s teaser trailer seemed to hint at a setting during the witch trials.