Speaking during an interview with IGN, Assassin’s Creed’s Vice President Executive Producer, Marc-Alexis Cote, has revealed that not all future instalments in the series will be based on massive open-world RPGs lasting over 100 hours.
Cote was asked about the length of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which will be closer to older instalments in the franchise clocking in at around 15-20 hours for the main story. Yes, you should expect something that’s closer to our original games.”
I think this Infinity approach is allowing us to have different experiences of different sizes as well. Not everything has to be a 150 hour RPG, right?
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Sometimes you’ll have free experiences as well, which I think is a great way to entice players to either come back. We’ve had a great experience with the latest crossover stories for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It brought so many players back into Odyssey.
It made a lot of players who were interested in Odyssey interested in Valhalla, because we had seen a lot of players not crossover from Odyssey to Valhalla, and it piqued their interest and moved them across to another product and all that for free. So I think this will be top of [our] mind as we build Infinity.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is slated for release on PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in 2023.