Assassin’s Creed Codename Red Rumored To Be The Final Entry Based On Origins Formula
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is rumored to be the last entry in the series to be based on the design formula introduced in Assassin’s Creed Origins.
According to known leaker and ResetEra forum member John Harker, Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will “be the last of the Origins formula”, suggesting that future entries in the series may no longer incorporate the RPG elements seen in Assassin’s Creed Origins, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage appears to be taking the series back to its root, with a greater emphasis on stealth and action. It remains to be seen what direction other future entries after Assassin’s Creed Codename Red take. According to Ubisoft’s Marc-Alexis Cote, Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe will be a “new flagship title” in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, one that is set to be “a very different type of Assassin’s Creed game”. This lends some credibility to the rumor regarding the abandoning of the Origins formula and taking future Assassin’s Creed titles in a new direction. However, what that direction is exactly remains to be seen.
The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Bordeaux and published by Ubisoft. The game takes place in 9th-century Baghdad amidst the anarchy at Samarra. Players will embark on the journey of Basim Ibn Ishaq, a character introduced in Valhalla, as he evolves from a street thief into a full-fledged member of the Assassin Brotherhood. This ancient order fights for peace and liberty, opposing the Templar Order, which seeks control as a means to achieve peace.
Mirage marks a return to the franchise’s roots, emphasizing a stronger emphasis on linear storytelling and stealth gameplay compared to recent entries that placed a greater focus on role-playing and open world aspects. The game is slated for release on Amazon Luna, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.