Assassin’s Creed Mirage is one of Ubisoft’s biggest releases of 2023 and there’s plenty of hype surrounding the game’s return to form with a focus on stealth, assassinations and freeform parkour on a much smaller scale. While many fans are thankful that it won’t be as needlessly long as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players are still in for a decently lengthy journey. According to Ubisoft, it will take around 20-30 hours to beat the game.
Ubisoft’s lead producer Fabian Salomon recently spoke with French YouTuber Julien Chieze about Assassin’s Creed Mirage, particularly the game’s length. Ubisoft revealed that the average playtime, at least according to internal playtesters, was around 20-23 hours. However, completionists looking to tackle everything that the game has to offer might breach 30 hours or more.
Salomon’s full response regarding Assassin’s Creed Mirage‘s length reads:
“Given that we do a lot of playtesting internally at Ubisoft, it’s part of our process, we really want to get as close as possible to the players, so we’ll say that the latest playtimes we’ve received average at around 20-23 hours. That can go up to 25-30 hours for the completionists, and we’ll say that those who will be rushing the game will be around 20 hours.”
For comparison, both Odyssey and Valhalla would take players roughly around 140 hours to clear everything but if you make a dash for the main story, you can finish each game’s campaign in around 45-60 hours. Needless to say, Mirage is considerably shorter and it sounds like Baghdad’s intentionally smaller map might contribute to the game’s more straight-forward storytelling.
In related news, Ubisoft previously confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will have a photo mode that will allow players to tinker with an awesome AC1 filter if you’re feeling nostalgic. Unfortunately, Mirage will also be a short-lived game as Ubisoft currently has no intentions of making DLC.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage launches on 12 October 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Julien Chieze