Assassin’s Creed Mirage Will Add A “History of Baghdad” Feature Thanks to Its Partnership with Renowned Institutions
Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming fall title, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, will bring its past Baghdad setting to life by adding the game’s “History of Baghdad” feature.
Similar to the Discovery Tour feature in the franchise’s most recent entries, “History of Baghdad” will allow players to focus and learn more about the actual history that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be based on through an interactive setting in the game. Ubisoft wasn’t alone in the creation as the game publisher collaborated with historians and expert advisors who contributed to the “History of Baghdad” feature.
The feature in the upcoming launch of Assassin’s Creed Mirage will showcase 66 total historical sites divided into five categories of Baghdad’s detailed history, including Art and Science, Beliefs and Daily Life, and Court Life. Economy, and Government. Each historical site in the feature was illustrated by images carefully selected amongst the collections of eminent museums and institutions worldwide, including The David Collection, the Institut du monde Arabe (IMA), The Khalili Collections, and Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.
“Assassin’s Creed always strives to be a gateway for players to discover more about the fascinating historical setting and eras it explores. With information curated by experts, “History of Baghdad” offers a research-based perspective over 9th-century Baghdad and the Abbasid Empire, tackling pre-conceptions and clichés often associated with them. Our collaboration with esteemed partners and experts to bring this feature to life in Assassin’s Creed Mirage further highlights the commitment to authenticity and accuracy that is a hallmark of the series,” Ubisoft’s humanities and inspiration department head, Thierry Noël said in a press release.
“The contributions of advisors; Dr. Glaire Anderson, an expert in Islamic art, the Digital Lab for Islamic Visual Culture & Collections of the University of Edinburgh; Dr. Vanessa Van Renterghem, specialist of medieval Baghdad; Dr. Ali Olomi, Scholar of Islamic History; and Dr. Raphaël Weyland, expert of Islamic history who joined Ubisoft for the game’s creation; were critical for the recreation of Baghdad in Assassin’s Creed Mirage and the “History of Baghdad” feature.”
Assassin’s Creed Mirage was officially announced in September 2022 and is set to launch worldwide on PC (Epic Game Store and Ubisoft Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Amazon Luna on October 12th.