Assassin's Creed Mirage has been billed as a 'smaller' more traditional Assassin's Creed title since the day it was officially announced, and Ubisoft's still pushing that perspective as we creep closer to the game's October launch.
In an interview with French YouTube channel Julien Chièze (as translated by PCGamesN), lead producer Fabian Salomon gives some insight into how long Mirage actually takes to beat. Salomon says internal playtesting has shown that a "rushed" playthrough lasts roughly 20 hours, while a much more complete run takes anywhere between 25 and 30 hours.
If these figures are fairly accurate, then we're obviously looking at a much smaller adventure than what we've grown accustomed to with the series' 'open world RPG trilogy'. That is, Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla — all of which could last you close to or well over 100 hours if you included update content and expansions.
Indeed, Mirage seems to fall in line with, again, more traditional Assassin's Creed releases. Each of the Ezio games, for example, took around 30-ish hours to complete, so that's the kind of scope we're expecting from Basim's origin story. It's also worth noting that Mirage is a lower price release, retailing at $50 / £45 or thereabouts, rather than the full $70 / £60 price tag we've come to associate with current-gen blockbusters.
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