Update, September 1: Ubisoft has officially confirmed the next entry in the Assassin's Creed series, titled Assassin's Creed Mirage.
Ubisoft has not yet provided any additional details on the game, though an image provided alongside the announcement appears to confirm reports that the game would be set in the Middle East. Those rumors also suggested that you'd be playing as Valhalla side character Basim, and while the apparent protagonist in this image is quite small, he does closely resemble Basim.
Update, September 1: Some social media posts containing leaked Assassin's Creed Mirage images have been taken down with copyright notices, suggesting that these images are, indeed, real.
Twitter user SynthPotato, who posted one of the most-shared versions of the images, reports (opens in new tab) getting a message saying "your account has been locked because Twitter received a complaint Digital Millennium Copyright Act ('DMCA') Notice for content poster to your Twitter account."
The images SynthPotato posted are now gone, though the original tweet (opens in new tab) remains. Numerous other versions of the Assassin's Creed Mirage image remain online.
DMCA notices are meant to be issued by a copyright holder, which, in this case, would be Ubisoft, though fraudulent DMCAs are not unheard of. If Ubisoft is behind the takedown, as seems to be the case, that lends a lot of credence to the idea that the image is real.
We should know for sure soon, as we expect a lot of official info on the next Assassin's Creed game as part of Ubisoft Forward on September 10.
Original story: What appears to be a leaked Assassin's Creed Mirage image has surfaced online.
Earlier today, the Twitter account seen below published the two images depicting a prominent character from Assassin's Creed Mirage. What we can potentially glean from these images is that the new Assassin's Creed game might feature a quest called "The Forty Thieves." From the depiction of the quest in the new artwork, it seems this is a DLC quest, perhaps even a pre-order bonus for Ubisoft's upcoming game.
mirage pic.twitter.com/5BZKNNeARCSeptember 1, 2022
Earlier this week, a report claimed knowledge of the name Mirage for the next Assassin's Creed game. The report also stated that the game would launch sometime between April and June 2023, taking the Assassin's Creed series "back to basics," perhaps straying away from the newfound RPG systems used throughout the past three mainline games.
Either way, it could well be the case that both Assassin's Creed Mirage and this new Forty Thieves quest are unveiled by Ubisoft next week. The company is scheduled to hold a presentation on Saturday, September 10, and it's this event that's been heralded as unveiling the "future of Assassin's Creed." We can hardly think of a more convenient event for Mirage's grand debut.
There's also a rumoured stealth-focused Assassin's Creed spin-off game in the works from Ubisoft, which could be separate from Mirage.