Back to the Roots
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is not just another game; it’s a landmark. After a hiatus, the franchise returns to its stealth roots, transporting players back to the heart of Baghdad and allowing them to engage in covert eliminations from the shadows. The buzz was evident – both players and Ubisoft seemed to be in for an unexpected treat.
Sales Beyond Expectations
The reintroduction of stealth-based gameplay in Mirage took the gaming community by storm. Not only did the players eagerly await its release, but the sales figures also painted a picture of massive success, surpassing even what Ubisoft had anticipated.
Breaking the Action-RPG Mold
Assassin’s Creed ditching the Action-RPG formula, even momentarily, was a bold move that clearly paid off. Mirage gave players the chance to step into the roles of the original assassins – a prospect that excited many, including the long-standing fans of the franchise.
Ubisoft’s official account on X (previously Twitter) highlighted this surge in player interest:
“With the number of players being in line with past successful launches like Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, we are humbled by the positive reception. Additionally, Assassin’s Creed Mirage stands as the biggest New Gen launch in terms of unit sales at Ubisoft (PS5, Xbox Series X-S).”
A Tribute to Baghdad
Mirage wasn’t just a game; it was an ode to the city of Baghdad. Ubisoft Bordeaux’s dedication to recreating the historic city, with all its nuances, didn’t go unnoticed. The detailed environment, coupled with immersive gameplay, won the hearts of many.
A Personal Reconnection
For many, including those who had taken a break from the Assassin’s Creed series, Mirage was a reminder of what made the franchise special. The thrill of navigating rooftops, lurking in shadows, and executing stealthy takedowns is the essence of being an assassin. The hope now is that Ubisoft continues to emphasize these elements in future titles, giving them even more focus, resources, and creativity.