Ubisoft’s upcoming release, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, is expected to bring a breath of fresh air to the franchise.
The game promises a return to the series’ roots, with a shorter playtime compared to recent installments, indicating a shift back to the classic formula that fans have been yearning for.
A Nostalgic Return to the Classic Formula
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is expected to take players approximately 20-24 hours to complete, a significant reduction compared to the 100+ hours required for recent titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla. This shift towards quality over quantity is a positive development for many fans who felt overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the recent games.
The news was revealed during an interview with Fabian Salomon, the Lead Producer of the game at Ubisoft Bordeaux, by French YouTuber Julien Chieze. According to Salomon, early playtests indicate that completionists will spend between 25 to 30 hours with the game.
The release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage is highly anticipated by fans, and the early reception of the game’s features and gameplay footage has been overwhelmingly positive. The game is shaping up to be a fan favorite, with many players excited about the return to the classic formula.
Ubisoft took a step back after the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 2020, allowing the company to plan a long-term direction for the franchise. It’s rumored that there are currently 11 Assassin’s Creed titles in development, indicating a promising future for the series.
On top of that, Assassin’s Creed Red is rumored to be released next year. You’d be like a ninja in feudal Japan.
Looking Forward to Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is set to release on October 12 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. If the game can win over fans of the old formula, it will mark a perfect start for Ubisoft’s return to the series’ roots.
Hopefully, they’d rescind their decision on not having any plans whatsoever for a potential DLC in the future.