Information regarding Ubidoft’s monetization plan for Assassin’s Creed was revealed following a well-known Ubisoft data miner’s early August leak regarding the return of this controversial feature.
Many fans had hoped that microtransactions would not be present in Mirage given Ubisoft’s clear intention to pay tribute to the first Assassin’s Creed game, especially since they were originally introduced to the series in 2012 with the third main sequel. After the 2017 release of Assassin’s Creed Origins, which changed the franchise towards a full-fledged action RPG approach and resulted in more grind-heavy gameplay that lured players into paid shortcuts, post-launch attempts at monetization have grown more forceful over time.
Microtransactions will be included in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, but Ubisoft assures gamers that these extra costs won’t interfere with the gameplay. The business stressed in a statement provided to TrueAchievements that the game’s microtransactions will be limited to aesthetic packs, guaranteeing that player advancement will not be impacted. The response, however, did not address recent rumors regarding Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s potential real gambling elements, which have been sparked by allusions to “paid contests” and betting on its Xbox store page.
It is important to note that the XP-based leveling system used in the previous three mainline editions of the game will not be used in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, according to Ubisoft. This suggests that rumors that microtransactions are designed to speed up progression are highly unlikely. Thus, gamers should expect a narrative-focused gameplay experience free of needless grinding. Paid downloadable content (DLC) in the form of additional quests is also unlikely because, as Ubisoft Creative Director Stephane Boudon previously stated in July, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is not expected to receive much post-launch support.
The company has not yet made clear how many aesthetic packs will be offered in the next game. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will likely take a more restricted approach to this practice than the previous three major editions did, according to Ubisoft’s most recent announcement.
The Fire Demon Pack is the only known game-related cosmetic bundle to have appeared online thus far. A fiery sword, a complete suit of armor, and a chamfron mask for horses are among the items in that collection, according to the previous August leak. A single cosmetic pack should reasonably cost players between 500 and 800 credits, which is equivalent to up to $5 and $8 if Assassin’s Creed Mirage adopts the Helix Credits system from its direct predecessors. The price of the game is still unknown.