Assassin's Creed Mirage Microtransactions

Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla — the series' so-called open world RPG trilogy — have made Ubisoft a ridiculous amount of money. How? Well, it's all been down to each game leaning towards a live service model. All three titles received significant post-launch support in the form of free content updates, paid expansions, and regularly released cosmetic DLC packs. Again, this approach ended up being incredibly profitable for the French publisher.

And so it's no surprise to hear that cosmetic microtransactions will remain in Assassin's Creed Mirage — despite it being a much smaller, much more traditional Assassin's Creed project overall.

"Assassin's Creed Mirage will feature some cosmetic bundles that will be purchasable directly on first-party stores at launch. These will be optional and have no impact on player progression," writes Ubisoft, in a statement issued to TrueAchievements.

This statement came about because fans picked up on a leaked image of one such cosmetic pack. The resulting confirmation of microtransactions hasn't gone down well with some players, but we had always assumed they were going to be an inevitable part of Mirage. Simply put, these optional purchases make Ubisoft far too much money for them to be dropped.

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