From 2007 to 2020, players by no means needed to wait greater than two years for Ubisoft to launch a brand new Murderer’s Creed recreation. That streak was lastly damaged final 12 months because the studio reimagined what the way forward for the franchise ought to appear to be. Creating large open-world RPGs each different 12 months wasn’t sustainable, so the studio started engaged on a live-service recreation known as Murderer’s Creed Infinity that might probably function a basis to construct upon for a few years to return. Within the meantime, the workforce at Ubisoft Bordeaux has been engaged on Murderer’s Creed Mirage, which is a smaller, lower-priced title that hearkens again to the franchise’s roots.
What’s Murderer’s Creed Mirage?
Not like latest Murderer’s Creed entries, reminiscent of Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla — all of which characteristic effectively over 100 hours of content material — Mirage is a a lot smaller undertaking. In response to Ubisoft VP government producer Marc-Alexis Côté, you may count on to complete the principle story in round 15-20 hours, which is extra consistent with the primary two mainline entries.
Mirage makes use of the identical engine as Valhalla, however Côté says it “pays tribute to our authentic recreation by focusing extra on stealth, on close-quarter fight, on parkour, and a denser metropolis that goes again to our roots within the Center East with Baghdad because the centerpiece.”
You play as the road thief Basim Ibn Ishaq (who first appeared in Valhalla) as he joins the Hidden Ones in Baghdad to struggle again towards the Templar Order. As in earlier titles, you’ll have entry to a wide range of weapons, together with a hidden blade, smoke bombs, and throwing knives. You’ll be able to improve your weapons and instruments through a talent tree, and there’s additionally a brand new potential known as “Murderer’s Focus” that enables Basim to eradicate a number of enemies directly.
Launch date, worth, preorder, and platforms
Murderer’s Creed Mirage releases on October 5, 2023, on PS5, PS4, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC for $49.99. Should you’re considering buying some digital goodies, there’s additionally a Deluxe Version for $59.99 that comes with a Prince of Persia–impressed outfit, eagle and mount skins, weapons, and extra, in addition to a digital artbook and soundtrack.
Apple additionally confirmed at its iPhone 15 launch occasion that Murderer’s Creed Mirage is being ported to iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max in 2024.
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Whereas most fashionable video games now value $70, Ubisoft truly lowered the value of Murderer’s Creed Mirage. In an interview with IGN, Ubisoft VP government producer Marc-Alexis Côté defined that new installments within the franchise gained’t all be large RPGs, so the smaller titles can be “priced accordingly.” He additionally referred to Mirage as “a smaller Murderer’s Creed undertaking.”
Murderer’s Creed Mirage file dimension
In response to the Microsoft Retailer, Murderer’s Creed Mirage will take up roughly 35.5 GB on Xbox Collection X/S. Ubisoft additionally suggests having not less than 40 GB of obtainable storage for the PC model and recommends utilizing a solid-state drive (SSD).