Ubisoft has announced that it has partnered with several renowned institutions to bring to life the “History of Baghdad” feature in Assassin’s Creed Mirage which will be available on all platforms on launch.
Through this immersive recreation, players can discover a total of sixty-six historical sites, each serving as a portal to valuable insights about the era, divided into five categories: Art & Science; Beliefs and Daily Life; Court Life; Economy; and Government. Each entry has been crafted in collaboration with historians and expert advisors and is illustrated by images carefully selected amongst the collections of eminent museums and institutions worldwide, including The David Collection, the Institut du monde arabe (IMA), The Khalili Collections, and Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.
“Assassin’s Creed always strives to be a gateway for players to discover more about the fascinating historical setting and eras it explores.” says Thierry Noël, Head of Ubisoft’s Humanities & Inspiration Department. “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.”
The contributions of advisors; Dr Glaire Anderson, expert in Islamic art, and the Digital Lab for Islamic Visual Culture & Collections of the University of Edinburgh; Dr Vanessa Van Renterghem, specialist of medieval Baghdad; Dr Ali Olomi, Scholar of Islamic History; and Dr Raphaël Weyland, expert of Islamic history who joined Ubisoft for the game’s creation; were critical for the recreation of Baghdad in Assassin’s Creed Mirage and the “History of Baghdad” feature.
Players can learn more about this feature over at the official website.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is scheduled to launch on October 12, 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.