After the expansive worlds of Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla, the Assassin’s Creed franchise is returning to its roots with its upcoming release, Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Set to launch in October, Mirage promises a tighter and more compact experience, taking players to the vibrant setting of 9th century Baghdad. But just how large will this open world be?
According to the developers, players can gain insight into the size of Assassin’s Creed Mirage map by looking at previous entries in the franchise.
In a recent hands-on impressions video, Michael Huber from Easy Allies revealed that the developers informed him that Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s Baghdad will be roughly on par with the scale of Assassin’s Creed Revelations’ Constantinople and Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Paris.
Relief for Concerns of Bloated Scale
While both Constantinople and Paris were expansive in their own right, those worried about Mirage feeling overwhelming and unnecessarily large will likely find some relief in this news.
Ubisoft’s recent titles have occasionally faced criticism for their massive scale. Still, Mirage aims to provide a more intimate and focused experience, as the creative director Stéphane Boudon emphasized earlier this year.
In response to fan feedback regarding the bloated nature of some recent Assassin’s Creed entries, the development team behind Mirage deliberately designed it to be more intimate and focused.
This decision allows players to delve deeper into the intricacies of the 9th century Baghdad setting, creating a more engaging and immersive gameplay experience.
Furthermore, Assassin’s Creed Mirage runtime is expected to be notably shorter, around 15-20 hours, compared to the lengthy adventures of Odyssey and Valhalla.
On October 12, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, providing players with an opportunity to explore the historical wonders of 9th century Baghdad in a more condensed and purposeful open world experience.