Stephane Boudon, the creative director of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, has shared some potentially disappointing news for fans hoping for extensive post-launch support and DLC for the game.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, developed by Ubisoft, is a throwback to the action-adventure essence of the original 2007 Assassin’s Creed title, moving away from the RPG elements seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which Boudon also directed.
The Mirage Experience
In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, players step into the shoes of Basim, a young street thief living in the Golden Age era of Baghdad. Basim is on a quest for justice and answers about his past, and he joins an ancient organization of assassins to achieve his goals.
As an assassin, Basim delves deeper into the creed and eventually ascends to the rank of Master Assassin, one of the highest ranks within the order. His journey also takes him to Alamut, the famous headquarters of the assassin order from the original Assassin’s Creed game.
No DLC Plans “For Now”
During a Reddit AMA hosted by Ubisoft, Boudon confirmed that the studio currently has no plans for extensive post-launch support or DLC for Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
While he noted that these plans could change as they are not in place “for now,” it seems that DLC will be limited to cosmetics and bonus content at launch. Pre-orders include the bonus “Forty Thieves” quest, and players can access a Prince of Persia-inspired Deluxe Pack by purchasing the Deluxe or Collector’s Case editions.
Boudon also emphasized the game’s renewed focus on fluidity and control in parkour, a staple of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. While key parkour features from early Assassin’s Creed entries are absent in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Boudon stated that several small details were developed to ensure players have full control of Basim. The development team continues to fine-tune parkour and work toward the highest level of quality leading up to the game’s launch later this year.
A Compact Assassin’s Creed Experience
While the absence of post-launch support and DLC may disappoint some fans, Ubisoft seems to be focusing on the main story and gameplay mechanics of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The game is seen by Ubisoft as a tribute to 2007’s Assassin’s Creed, which also did not receive DLC after its launch.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage promises a more compact Assassin’s Creed experience compared to the most recent entries in the series. Players also have the option of purchasing an Assassin’s Creed Mirage haptic suit designed by OWO, which provides haptic feedback throughout their torso while exploring and fighting in the game, enhancing immersion.
Nothing but excitement awaits us as we wait for Mirage’s release. But wait, there’s also another sequel that lets you experience Assassin’s Creed in Feudal Japan. You don’t want to miss it!