Assassin's Creed Mirage Is looking More Intimate and Enchanting, Thanks to Fans' Reactions
In response to player criticism of Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla’s massive game worlds, Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s creative director, Stéphane Boudon, is taking a more focused approach.
Assassin's Creed Mirage Stays Faithful To The Series' Roots
The game is described as a return to the series’ roots, with a focus on linear storytelling and stealth gameplay, rather than the more RPG-like elements of recent titles.
It is set to be released in 2023 for various platforms including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Amazon Luna.
The upcoming game is expected to be smaller in scope compared to previous titles, such as; Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla.
Assassin's Creed Mirage Will Be Character-driven And More Intimate Thanks To Fans
The decision to scale down the game was made in part due to the support of the series’ fans who called for a more intimate and character-driven story, similar to the series’ origins
This change in direction of the game’s development was also made by Ubisoft Bordeaux to match the desire for a smaller game, allowing for more time to polish key features and create a more focused experience.
Additionally, the company’s recent delay of Skull and Bones and cancellation of three unannounced games, along with the underperformance of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, points to possible challenges faced by the company in the current market.
But Assassin’s Creed Mirage highlights the company’s desire to sample the views of loyal fans and allow consensus opinion to dictate the narrative and pace of development for a much more bankable game in the current market.