Assassin’s Creed Mirage to Include Rich ‘History of Baghdad’ Feature
For those that consider themselves history buffs, prepare to dive headlong into 9th Century Baghdad with a clear goal to find out as much as humanly possible about the culture, art, science, politics, and beliefs of the era.
Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will feature a ‘History of Baghdad’ storyline of sorts. As the player explores the city as Basim, they’ll be able to uncover 66 historical sites that’ll educate them through a series of research-driven academic articles, and they’ll be rewarded for their efforts.
See, Games Can Be Educational
Assassin’s Creed has never been far removed from the concept of being educational. Since Assassin’s Creed Origins was released in 2017, Ubisoft has promoted the ‘Discovery Tour’ game modes that allow players to explore the environments portrayed in these open-world epics, unhindered by any traditional objectives or combat, with the clear goal of learning as much as possible.
There was a Discovery Tour published for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and now it looks like Mirage is getting something similar with the ‘History of Baghdad’ feature. However, the difference here is that while the Discovery Tour modes were separate installations, History of Baghdad will run right alongside the main story of AC Mirage.
From the start we had an ambitious premise: to help the players better understand the world of ninth-century Baghdad, a world that is seldom represented in popular culture. In the pursuit of this lofty goal, we were given the freedom to choose what topics we wanted to tackle. We just had to make sure that what we wanted to describe existed in the world of Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Once you’ve explored all 66 sites, you’ll unlock an exclusive, in-game reward. Are you excited to learn?