On 10 September 2022, Ubisoft, developer and publisher of the legendary Assassin’s Creed franchise, hosted its ‘Ubisoft Forward’ 2022 event to present the future of Ubisoft and its upcoming games.

While the French publisher presented many things, its Assassin’s Creed showcase undoubtedly stole the show and fans are BUZZING! So what was announced?

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

First up: Assassin’s Creed Mirage. We already had some info about Mirage but we have now been given the full low-down and a cinematic trailer:  

Mirage will take place in Baghdad, 20 years prior to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, with Basim Ibn Ishaq (who appeared for the first time in Valhalla) as the main character.

Mirage originally started out in production as a DLC (downloadable content) for Valhalla but the decision was soon taken that Mirage deserved its own game. With the franchise’s 15th anniversary in mind, Mirage serves as a celebration of the game’s roots, and promises to focus on the original game’s core aspects of stealth, parkour and assassinations. 

Ubisoft has advised that the game will also be more similar to the franchise’s roots in terms of gameplay time, which will roughly come in at 15-20 hours – bringing Mirage more in line with Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

For those who weren’t as fond of the gameplay times of the more recent titles such as Valahlla running at 30-40 hours and encouraging playtimes of 100+ hours for total completion; this is likely to be a welcome change. 

Codename Red

Next up is Assassin’s Creed Codename Red. It finally happened ladies and gents, after YEARS of fan requests, Assassin’s Creed is finally going to feudal Japan! So far, Ubisoft have only announced a 30 second teaser trailer  

showing some Animus images and our new assassin atop a building. Needless to say, that has been enough to hype up the fans.

The Animus images perhaps teases the return of the Animus but what has been confirmed is that users will get the chance to play as a shenobi (Naruto fans assemble!). Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will be released after Mirage and serve as the franchise’s next flagship title. 

Codename Hexe

Ubisoft has so far only revealed a teaser trailer for Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe 

and has promised it will be a different style of game than we are used to. The teaser trailer doesn’t give much away but definitely gives off a darker vibe than we’re used to and has many fans guessing (hoping) that Hexe will take place during the witch trials.

Cut the mysteriousness Ubisoft. Tell us everything! 


We also received further details of Infinity, Assassin’s Creed’s upcoming platform (not a game) which will serve as a hub for all the franchise’s future games.

The idea is similar to that of the Animus, with users loading up the platform to then enter the game of their choice. Ubisoft has announced that the first 2 games that will be accessible on the platform will be Codename Red and Codename Hexe. Excitingly, Ubisoft have confirmed that they are planning to bring back multiplayer to the franchise and imagine such gameplay will be standalone to the core games and will likely be accessed through Infinity.

More details are yet to be announced as to how Infinity will actually operate and look for users but the platform aims to provide a more efficient and collaborative way for Ubisoft to produce Assassins Creed titles.

Heading the Infinity project, Marc-Alexis Coté, was interviewed by Euro Gamer where he advised that he anticipates there to be more crossovers between different characters amongst the different games and that Infinity would facilitate this.  

Codename Jade

Set in China, Assassins Creed Codename Jade will be a mobile game promising a unique RPG experience where gamers will get to create their own character. We await further details but it will be interesting to see how well the RPG experience is delivered on a portable application.


Ubisoft also announced a partnership with none other than Netflix, promising a live action TV series and the production of games for Netflix’s game service. Following the news, fans are excited to see what Netflix and Ubisoft will come up with together, especially following the success of the Witcher, another video game turned TV series.

To conclude, Ubisoft has delivered! It has well and truly made clear that Assassins Creed is not 15 years old, but 15 years YOUNG with a bright future still ahead. We await further details on the upcoming games as we approach their releases and hope that Ubisoft keeps doing what it’s doing – because we are here for it!