An Assassin's Creed 1 remake is not in the works, says Ubisoft

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Ubisoft has dismissed claims that an Assassin's Creed 1 remake is in development.

The developer celebrated the 15th Anniversary of Assassin's Creed in spectacular style with a slew of exciting announcements during Saturday's Ubisoft Forward livestream. Ubisoft revealed it's delivering on things fans have long been asking for -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     we got confirmation that the series is switching back to a focus on stealth and assassinations in Assassin's Creed Mirage, and the team then followed up with the news that Assassin's Creed Codename Red will finally be bringing the series to feudal Japan. 

But one dream that seemingly isn't about to come true is that of a remake of the original Assassin's Creed. Recent rumours, and Ubisoft's focus on the series' history, had many fans hopeful for an updated version of the adventures of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, but according to multiple Ubisoft employees, this isn't currently on the cards. Speaking to Axios, series executive producer Marc-Alexis Côté denies that an Assassin's Creed 1 remake was in development. This was reiterated by art director Jean-Luc Sala, who told Eurogamer "That's not what we're doing. I'm fully dedicated to Mirage, and I can tell you we are not remaking AC1."

This is surely sad news for fans of the first game or those who've yet to experience it and want to do so with all of the modern bells and whistles attached. Still, Assassin's Creed fans have plenty more to look forward to, including Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe, a mysterious new title that seemingly has a much darker tone than the stealth series' usual offerings. Ubisoft hasn't given too much away so far, but the publisher says it will be "a very different type of Assassin's Creed game." There's also the live-service platform Assassin's Creed Infinity, the final DLC for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, multiple Netflix projects and Assassin's Creed Codename Jade, the first open-world Assassin's Creed game for mobile to soften the blow. 

Ubisoft stealth series has had a lot of entries in the past 15 years; see where your favourite sits in our guide to the best Assassin's Creed games.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.