In what is one of the least surprising revelations of the year, it has been officially confirmed that the upcoming Assassin's Creed Mirage will indeed feature an in-game photo mode.
Presumably available at launch, though not actually mentioned, the news of a photo mode in the series' Baghdad-based entry was shared via the Assassin's Creed social media account, along with a couple of screenshots of the UI.
- AC MIRAGE // PHOTO MODE -
These show that the Mirage photo mode appears to be near identical to the one previously seen in Assassin's Creed Valhalla – and other AC games for that matter – with just a few minor tweaks to the visual style. That is, apart from a couple of features which actually seem to be missing.
Where AC Valhalla sports the option to toggle the character's headgear and has a selection of frames alongside the 8 colour filters, neither of these options appear on the Mirage photo mode UI.
- AC MIRAGE // SOMETHING MISSING -
Of course, it should be considered that this is still an unfinished product and may not represent the final version, but whether these or any other features will make it in before launch remains to be seen.
A photo mode with no new features or improvements would be a little disappointing, although perhaps understandable given that this is the first full title for the Ubisoft Bordeaux studio, having previously worked on the Wrath of the Druids expansion for Valhalla – but to see features being removed from an already established photo mode? That would be something of a let down!
- AC MIRAGE // UBISOFT -
Digging a little deeper, it might even be worth noting that the Mirage photo mode also seems to be missing the number values that were added in Valhalla. While this could be a simple choice by the developer, it could be a sign that the implemented photo mode is actually built on that from the earlier Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which also used non-numerical sliders.
A view of the composition mode would help to clear that up, but for now it is a matter of waiting for the final version when the game releases on October 5th.
- AC MIRAGE // AC VALHALLA -
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