Assassin’s Creed Mirage was designed to be a small title that could be completed in 20 to 30 hours. This was done to avoid the RPG fatigue players faced during the previous titles: Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla.
Since its release on October 5th, Assassin’s Creed Mirage has seen a 68.11% drop in total player count. This drop rate is much higher than other single-player AAA titles like Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, and Resident Evil 4.
The significant drop in the number of players can be attributed to Mirage being primarily a shorter stealth-based game that can be completed in under 30 hours.
So, when the players completed the mainline and side-quests, made a mark, and acquired all the possible achievements, they naturally dropped AC: Mirage for other titles.
At the business end of the year, when many titles are released, players move away from AC: Mirage the moment they complete it.
In the weeks that followed, Spider-Man 2, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, were released. As a result, it is not surprising to see players move away from the title.
However, the reduction in concurrent players from the peak should not be taken as an indicator of the quality of the title. It must be kept in mind that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is one of the best-received titles in recent years.
Fans felt like Mirage was a breath of fresh air after the RPG-based, drawn, and expansive map-based gameplay of the previous titles.
Even though Mirage was delightful for veterans, not many newcomers were there, as per the data. As a result, once the OGs finished the game and moved on, very few new players joined by word of mouth.
It is not surprising AC: Mirage has a decline in the number of concurrent players currently. However, Ubisoft Bordeaux have made their mark and have delivered a true Assassin’s Creed experience that will live long in their memories.
About Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is an upcoming game in development from Ubisoft. It is reported to feature Basim, previously seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the gameplay will focus more on stealth than open-world RPG elements. The game was released on October 5th, 2023.