Ubisoft is reportedly targeting an August 2023 release date for its upcoming stealth-action game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The game was first announced earlier this year when Ubisoft detailed the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise in a big showcase, confirming Mirage to be part of the upcoming line-up next to bigger releases like the Japan-set Assassin’s Creed Red. While the company did confirm that Mirage would launch sometime in 2023, it looks like we have a lead on when we can expect it.
According to a new report from Insider Gaming, which has a great track record of accurate industry leaks, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release in August next year. The game was apparently set to release much sooner in the year, but the report claims that it was internally delayed twice due to some unexpected problems in development.
These problems are potentially due to the game releasing on both last-gen and current-gen consoles. Apparently this is causing some issues because of hardware limitations. We’ve seen a similar song and dance with Cyberpunk 2077, which notoriously released on last-gen consoles full of bugs and glitches. Ubisoft were lucky to get away with releasing Far Cry 6 on both generations (and have it run more or less smoothly), but it might have its hands full with Mirage this time.
Back in September, reports surfaced that employees were leaving Ubisoft and Assassin’s Creed Red‘s development due to abuse allegations levelled at director Jonathan Dumont. Ubisoft have been in hot water for several months now when scathing reports were brought to light about mismanagement, abuse and harassment at the company. Some executives have since been let go, but the problems persist and employees still aren’t too happy with how Ubisoft is handling everything.
It seems like this may have slightly impacted the development of Assassin’s Creed Mirage – enough to internally delay it by months – but a 2023 release is still on the table.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage releases in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Insider Gaming