Assassin’s Creed Mirage: The Long and Short of It
One key component of Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s “classic” approach is its length—or, to be more accurate, its lack thereof. You usually wouldn’t expect to hear a developer tout the fact that its latest sequel takes less time to complete than the previous games, but Ubisoft has publicly confirmed that Mirage will come in at a comparatively breezy 20 to 30 hours, putting it in line with the earliest games in the series.
That’s obviously still a lot of game, but it’s also a step back from the ballooning runtimes of the most recent games in the series. According to user reported stats on HowLongToBeat.com, the two most recent Assassin’s Creed games, Odyssey and Valhalla took completionists, on average, over 130 hours to wrap up. Different players have different tastes, of course, and while some may appreciate an experience that takes more than five full days to finish, others may be intimidated by the time commitment. It’s nice to see Ubisoft—which has already confirmed another sprawling AC action-RPG is on the way soon, too—is thinking about both groups.