Ubisoft’s latest entry in its popular stealth-action series, Assassin’s Creed Mirage has done incredibly well according to the company. The game launched on 5 October for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC with an iPhone 15 Pro launch set for early 2024. The company claims Mirage marks the biggest launch for the series this “new-gen” meaning the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S generation.
Keep in mind that the previous Assassin’s Creed game, Valhalla, launched right around the time when the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S were released back in 2020. Given the major stock constraint issues with the consoles at the time, Valhalla likely sold a lot less than it should have. The game did pick up in sales soon after and became Ubisoft’s most successful Assassin’s Creed release to date.
According to Ubisoft, Mirage has seen a similar launch to Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey. In a post on Twitter, the company confirmed the reception stating that sales and the number of players who have jumped into the latest game are in line with past successful launches.
Ubisoft says players have spent 479 collective years parkouring around Baghdad. The studio also says 60 million Leaps of Faith have been performed in the game since launch.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage was originally set to launch as a paid expansion to Valhalla but it grew beyond its initial scope. Ubisoft then turned the game into a full standalone game and it has paid off. While Assassin’s Creed Mirage lacks innovation, the game does capture the magic which made the series so popular in the first place. You can read my full review of the game here.
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