Assassin’s Creed franchise executive producer Marc-Alexis Côté in a recent interview IGN told what to expect from future games in the series in terms of duration.
Keep in mind that the Assassin’s Creed games started out as relatively chambered 15-20 hour action movies, but with the addition of role-playing elements to the formula (see 2017’s Origins), they’ve grown significantly in scope.
Nevertheless, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, announced as part of the September issue of Ubisoft Forward, will be a kind of return to the basics and the duration of the main storyline will be comparable to the first parts.
According to Cote, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Infinity platform will feature Assassin’s Creeds, which vary greatly in form and content and will not all be the same size.
“I think this approach with Infinity also allows us to release projects of different scales. Not every game has to be a 150 hour RPG, right?” asks Kote.
Kote added that the length of the games also determines their cost: $50 as in the case of Mirage or more/less. Ubisoft also plans to delight players with free content like the Odyssey crossover in Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is expected to be released in 2023, but Infinity will appear later: the platform includes at least the major codename: Red in feudal Japan and the enigmatic non-RPG codename: Witch.