Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes on average 20-23 hours to complete, Ubisoft has said.
In an interview with French YouTuber Julien Chièze, translated by PCGamesN, Ubisoft lead producer Fabian Salomon said the Mirage completion time rises to 25-30 hours for those who want to see everything the game has to offer, and lowers to around 20 hours for those who rush through.
“Given that we do a lot of playtesting internally at Ubisoft, it’s part of our process, we really want to get as close as possible to the players, so we’ll say that the latest playtimes we’ve received average at around 20-23 hours,” Salomon said. “That can go up to 25-30 hours for the completionists, and we’ll say that those who will be rushing the game will be around 20 hours.”
This is significantly under the average completion time for Valhalla, which could balloon into the hundreds of hours for completionists. In June, Ubisoft said Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s map size for Baghdad isn’t anywhere near as big as Valhalla’s or Odyssey’s, instead coming in closer to Unity’s Paris or Revelations’ Constantinople.
Mirage revisits Assassin’s Creed’s stealth origins and, it seems, its map size and completion time. Assassin’s Creed became something of a role-playing game with 2017’s Origins, and that evolution continued with the sprawling Odyssey and Valhalla and its enormous open worlds. In Mirage, combat is said to be a last resort.
Mirage sees players assume the role of assassin Basim Ibn Ishaq, and is set in the city of Baghdad 20 years before the events of Valhalla. Mirage comes out October 12 for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, and PC.