Assassin’s Creed Mirage ‘Dev Diary’ Leaks Online Hours Before Release
On Twitter, the Assassin’s Creed channel posted a message on the 7th of June talking about the upcoming delivery of three exclusive videos that would offer ‘secrets and insights from the development of Assassin’s Creed Mirage.’
Today, the first of those ‘dev diaries’ – A Return to the Roots – is set to be released, but in the last few hours, a leaked version of that diary has been circulating online. In the near-six-minute clip, we’re given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Assassin’s Creed Mirage, as the developers explain how they’ve gone back to what made the series so popular.
“Pay Homage To The Beginnings of Assassin’s Creed”
In the leaked video that surfaced online, Mirage’s developers talked about the origins of Basim and how he came to ‘earn’ his own game following his supporting role in Valhalla, but there were also some technical topics touched upon in the clip.
Broken down into chapters, the first element discussed in the video was the all-new parkour mechanics featured in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. It was highlighted that Basim is much more agile than some of the more ‘modern’ assassins such as Eivor, so parkour feels more fluid and fast-paced.
There was also a breakdown of the new stealth mechanics, which features never-before-seen killing animations – which look quite violent – and throwbacks to classic Assassin’s Creed titles in the form of set-piece-focused assassinations. Fortunately, the developers said that the AI has been upgraded when it comes to stealth mechanics, ultimately making them more realistic – which has long been a sticking point with the franchise.
As players explore Baghdad, they’ll come across a range of hubs that exist to host contracts that players can pick up as they see fit, working with factions and allies to rid the city of malicious wrongdoers. It’s open-ended, and it does seem like Ubisoft has taken extra care to make this a faithful recreation of what once was. In the video, one developer says:
We wanted to go back closely to where it all began and pay homage to the beginnings of Assassin’s Creed.
In closing, the developers highlighted a new visual filter coming to the game that’ll make it look more like classic Assassin’s Creed games than ever before.