Assassin's Creed Miragethe next video game set in Baghdad in the popular Ubisoft stealth saga,…
In the past there have already been small bits of information about an Assassin’s Creed game in Unreal Engine 4 that Ubisoft is developing together with Tencent for mobile devices. A fresh leak also brought up the code name Jade. Unsurprisingly, Assassin’s Creed Jade was presented at Ubisoft Forward, which wants to offer us a real AC experience despite being mobile.
It’s going back to China
Job advertisements and artworks have already indicated an Asian setting, now we know it officially: It’s going to China again. However, as in AC Chronicles China, it does not go to the 16th century, but to ancient China in 215 BC. Chr, somewhere on the Great Wall of China, as can already be seen in the first trailer in the in-game engine:
Assassin’s Creed Jade – The mobile offshoot is shown in the trailer
AC Jade is pursuing several interesting approaches: On the one hand, Jade is said to be the first Assassin’s Creed game for mobile that relies on an open world and the “iconic AC gameplay”, only implemented for touch controls.
But we should just as easily sneak through busy cities, scale the Great Wall and carry out assassinations while we uncover the mysteries of ancient China. On the other hand, we are allowed to create our own character for the first time. So the assassin you see in the trailer is just one way your character can look like.
Sexism issues at Ubisoft: The French developer and publisher has been accused of a toxic corporate culture since July 2020. These include far-reaching sexism problems, misogyny and discrimination, which are said to be deeply rooted in the company. Although Ubisoft has already taken action, for example by exchanging management staff and openly commenting on the allegations, many employees within the company feel that these measures are not sufficient.
When and for which mobile devices will the game be released? Assassin’s Creed Jade, where Jade is just the code name, is due out soon. However, Ubisoft did not name an exact release date, nor did the platforms. However, since AC Jade is to come for mobile devices, smartphones and tablets with iOS as well as Android should be meant. At least there is nothing to indicate that either operating system is being ignored.
Even more new AC games at the Ubisoft Forward
Prefer new Assassin’s Creed games for consoles and PC? There were a few of those at Ubisoft Forward as well. Games with the code names Red and Hexe were announced, while we received a lot of new information about AC Mirage. You can read exactly what these are and what else could be seen in the showcase in our large summary.
What do you think of AC Jade? Does it bother you that it’s coming to mobile or are you maybe even interested in it since it offers an open world?