Over the weekend, Ubisoft hosted another Forward event that blew the lid open on the future of Assassin’s Creed. While we did get updates on Infinity and the upcoming Mirage, rumours previously suggested that Ubisoft was developing a remake of Assassin’s Creed 1. However, the company has now dismissed those rumours, stating that it has no plans to revisit the game that started it all.
Speaking to Eurogamer recently, Ubisoft art director Jean-Luc Sala revealed that he heard no plans about a remake of the first Assassin’s Creed. “Yeah that’s not what we’re doing,” said Sala. “I’m fully dedicated to Mirage and I can tell you we are not remaking Assassin’s Creed 1.”
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Ubisoft Quebec’s Marc-Alexis Côté also told Axios that a remake of Assassin’s Creed 1 simply isn’t on the table at Ubisoft.
Shortly before the Ubisoft Forward event, reports surfaced suggesting that Assassin’s Creed 1 would receive a full remake and would be announced at the event. Evidently, nothing was revealed regarding this remake as Ubisoft chose to focus on new Assassin’s Creed projects arriving in the future. This includes Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Infinity, a “hub” that will seemingly encompass all future titles in the series moving forward, including the feudal Japan-set Codename Red and the horror-esque Codename Hexe.
Considering that the popular stealth series is over a decade old, a revamp of the original game would’ve been an ideal celebration. That said, it doesn’t seem to be a priority at Ubisoft as the company is pushing ahead with new releases instead of revisiting older games. Depending on who you ask, this might be the wiser choice.
In related news, Assassin’s Creed Mirage received a big unveiling at Ubisoft Forward, seemingly taking the series back to its roots by putting the focus on stealth, parkour and assassinations. It will release sometime in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC, though no concrete release date was given.