Today Ubisoft announced a new feature that will be included in its upcoming Assassin's Creed game Assassin's Creed Mirage.
The feature is named "History of Baghdad" and does basically what it says on the tin, offering players an interactive way to learn about the rich history and culture behind the game's setting.
Within the city, you can find 66 historical sites arranged into five categories: Art & Science; Beliefs and Daily Life; Court Life; Economy; and Government. Each site has been crafted in collaboration with institutions like The David Collection, the Institut du monde arabe, The Khalili Collections, and the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design. You can find educational text and images from the collections of these institutions to guide you through learning about Baghdad.
You can see what they look like in the gallery below.
The press release included a comment from Thierry Noël, Head of Ubisoft’s Humanities & Inspiration Department, explaining the philosophy behind this addition to the game.
“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.”
Assassin's Creed Mirage releases on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12, 2023. If you'd like to see more, you can check out a batch of trailers and gameplay revealed at the latest Ubisoft Forward livestream, another developer diary video, another trailer, and a look at the Prince of Persia collaboration items.