The law enforcement or caliphate forces that will make life difficult in Assassin’s Creed Mirage Basim seem to be taking a lot from the sheriffs from Red Dead Redemption, if we are to believe a leaker. This speaks of a similar Wanted system as in RDR and names other functions of the game.
A bit of RDR, Unity and Prince of Persia
Leaker Adrien Perea has shared some information about AC Mirage on Twitter which, if true, will reveal new features. However, some of the details mentioned are not surprising, as they are not new at all or have already been confirmed by Ubisoft in interviews: assassin contracts as in AC 2 and Brotherhood, Parkour as in AC Unity and assassin camps.
However, they are new new enemy types that should make life more difficult for us with a more intelligent AI, as they are said to be less easy to fool. In addition, the story is said to have been inspired by Prince of Persia, which is not surprising given the setting and the origin of the game series. As a third novelty, he names a wanted system that should work similar to Red Dead Redemption. Since he mentions RDR2 in the camps example, it seems he’s more referring to Part 1 of Rockstar’s Western game when it comes to the Wanted system.
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The Wanted system in Red Dead Redemption works via a bounty. Crime increases it, but tasks can also reduce it. If John Marston is arrested, he will serve his sentence in prison and pay the fine. If available, a letter of pardon can also be used. If the leaker is right, we can assume that a similar system will be used in Mirage. Since Basim starts off as a street thief, that would at least fit in well.
Here is the first trailer for Mirage:
Assassin’s Creed Mirage – This is how Basim’s adventure looks in the trailer
How credible is this information? Since the leaker recently correctly predicted the postponement of Forspoken and the release of the 1.6 update of Cyberpunk 2077, it can be assumed that the three points could be correct. However, with the exception of the contracts, these are only rumors for the time being. We are therefore asking Ubisoft.
All confirmed information about Mirage can be found in our facts overview. You can read what else is rumored about the game under Rumors and Leaks.
What would you think of Mirage having some sort of wanted system?