The games in the Assassin’s Creed series have become real-time thieves in recent years – for the entire Valhalla passage, according to the portal HowLongtoBeat, it takes about 143 hours. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will appear in a few months, but will be much shorter.
Mirage has been described since its announcement (and even before) as a return to the series’ roots. This applied to gameplay (with some caveats) as well as scope and duration. Ubisoft main producer Fabian Salomon shared concrete indicators.
“In recent playtests, we’ve seen an average playtime in the 23-24 hour range. It took 25-30 hours for perfectionists, and at fast pace the game can be completed in about 20 hours.— told Salomon in an interview with blogger Julien Chieze.
Thus, the main storyline of Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be three times shorter than Valhalla’s (60 hours, according to HowLongtoBeat), and the entire passage will be almost five times shorter (30 hours vs. 143). Odyssey was too noticeably longer – 45 hours to reach the credits and more than 140 hours to reach 100%.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released on October 12th on PC (EGS, Ubisoft Connect), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and the Luna service. The events will take place 20 years before Valhalla and 300 years before the original Assassin’s Creed. Players take on the role of young Basim ibn Ishaq and must evolve from street thief to master assassin.