After the announcement of Assassin's Creed Mirage on the Xbox Store, an 18+ warning appeared under the game. Microsoft warned of violence, blood, gore, se*ual themes, nudity, and gambling, and it was the latter that attracted the attention of fans.
Ubisoft clearly denied the allegations
"Following the announcement of Assassin's Creed Mirage during Ubisoft Forward, some store pages mistakenly displayed the game for preorders with an Adults Only ESRB rating," a Ubisoft spokesperson told Eurogamer.
"While Assassin's Creed Mirage is still pending rating, Ubisoft wants to reassure players that no real gambling or loot boxes are present in the game."
What it could be is "simulated gambling", that is, some kind of card game, which has nothing to do with real money.
Like Gwent in The Witcher or Strike in Horizon.
Assassin's Creed Hexe
In addition to Mirage, and the RED project that Assassin's Creed is taking to Japan, Ubisoft also announced the "dark" project Hexa at the Forward presentation without too much information.
Hexe project will be a gloomy experience is already shown by the first teaser trailer and the logo in the shape of a skeleton. “Infinity is not a game, per se, is going to be the single entry point for our fans into the Assassin’s Creed franchise into the future,” Marc-Alexis Côté, series vice president and executive producer, explains.
“ going to be a hub that will unite all our different experiences and our players together in meaningful ways”. Some believe that Hexe will be a VR title, others think that AC is going into horror waters, and interestingly, Hexe means "witch" in German and Swedish.
One Redditor draws attention to Häxan, a Swedish silent horror film from 1922 (see trailer), based on 15th-century Catholic writings about witches and wizards and demonology in general in Germany. If we read between the lines, it is interesting that Ubisoft did not deny the violence, blood, gore, se*ual themes, and nudity, which sounds like a very good Assassin's Creed. And in addition to Mirage in Baghdad, Ubisoft announced two more over the past weekend.