Ubisoft announced the latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series during its Forward event this past weekend. The title is called Assassin’s Creed Mirage and takes players on a new adventure as they explore Baghdad with a familiar Assassin names Basim. While the game aims to take the series back to its roots with a smaller-scale game, more parkour and assassinations, Mirage might also include real gambling as a new feature.
Ubisoft has yet to confirm the majority of game features in Mirage. However, users spotted a strange game classification for the game which is actually listed as “Adults Only. Now usually, mature games with violence, sex and gore are rated “M for Mature”. However, Assassin’s Creed Mirage has been given an “Ao for Adults Only”.
You don’t often see games with this rating. In fact, there are only a few of them around. Some include Agony, Outlast 2, Manhunt 2, Fahrenheit, The Punisher, Gran Theft Auto: San Andreas and a handful more. Of these games, they all recieved the listing due to the extreme violence in the game.
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Assassin’s Creed Mirage, on the other hand, isn’t that violent according to the listing, The AO listing has been slapped on the game due to its so-called “Real Gambling” classification. Over on the Ubisoft Store, the developer has detailed some of the themes in the game. It says Assasin’s Creed will include the following:
Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity and Real Gambling
You see, without the Real Gambling theme, Mirage would simply be given an M for Mature rating. However, due to the fact that gambling is illegal for people under the age of 18 in almost every country, it has automatically been slapped with this Adults Only rating.
Ubisoft has yet to share any details regarding Assassin’s Creed Mirage and its so-called gambling feature. It does send off alarm bells though. Ubisoft has been investing a lot of time and resources into NFTs which might be why this game has been given this rating. We don’t know the facts yet so it is still too early to tell what features are included in Mirage.
The game is set to launch sometime in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Read our full preview of the game here.