Assassin’s Creed Mirage is not an “Adults-Only” game following concerns of “Real Gambling” confirms Ubisoft.
Following the official reveal of Assassin’s Creed Mirage during the Ubisoft Forward event, the Xbox Microsoft Store ESRB rating in the US warned of “Real Gambling” in the game. As a result, AC Mirage was seemingly labelled as an “Adults-Only” game with an “18+” rating.
An Adults-Only Assassin’s Creed?
Now, even by Ubisoft standards, for a game to feature “Real Gambling” would be a strange mechanic, especially for the Assassin’s Creed series. Ubisoft does feature plenty of microtransactions as well as ‘time-saving’ content. However, Ubisoft games are not known for gambling mechanics.
The Xbox store listing in the US stated that Mirage featured: “Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity [and] Real Gambling,” according to ESRB. Furthermore, the UK’s PEGI system also featured a similar 18+ rating. The PEGI rating mentioned: “Real Gambling“, as well as “Extreme Violence”.
Ubisoft has responded
So, the question remains, does AC Mirage feature actual gambling or at the very least, simulated loot box mechanics? According to a statement by Ubisoft provided to Eurogamer, Mirage will feature neither.
“Following the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Mirage during Ubisoft Forward, some store pages mistakenly displayed the game for pre-orders with an Adults Only ESRB rating,” said a Ubisoft spokesperson.
The statement continued: “While Assassin’s Creed Mirage is still pending rating, Ubisoft wants to reassure players that no real gambling or loot boxes are present in the game.”
So, there you have it, AC Mirage will feature no gambling mechanics or loot boxes. That being said, we can bet our lives that it will feature in-game DLC. Which is fine, as long as it’s well-balanced and fairly implemented.
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When will Assassin’s Creed Mirage arrive?
At this time, Assassin’s Creed Mirage does not have a release date. However, we do know that it will arrive sometime in 2023. Additionally, it will also be a cross-gen release for PC, PlayStation as well as Xbox.
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