Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming Assassin's Creed Mirage will be available on its subscription service on day one alongside its PC and console releases. The announcement comes at a time when expectations for the franchise continue to grow, particularly after Ubisoft's recent Assassin's Creed gameplay trailer.
Over the past few years, the Assassin's Creed franchise has undergone notable changes. While its move to RPG continues to be debated among players, the format proved successful for the company on some level, with Assassin's Creed Valhalla becoming the first Ubisoft title to hit $1 billion. However, the company promised that it will be reverting to the look and feel of the franchise's earlier games in the upcoming titles and after the recent Assassin's Creed Mirage gameplay reveal, Ubisoft is seemingly delivering on its promise. Now, with anticipation building up, Ubisoft appears to be capitalizing on the hype by extending its release to its subscription service.
In a tweet from its official account, Ubisoft stated that Assassin's Creed Mirage will be released on Ubisoft+ on day one and will be accessible via PC and Xbox. Ubisoft and Microsoft have been increasingly coordinating on the gaming front with the former offering some of its big titles like Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Odyssey on Game Pass. The company recently launched Ubisoft+ on Xbox with 65 titles through its Multi-Access plan while alluding to the idea that future titles may become available on more services. Assassin's Creed Mirage becoming available on Ubisoft+ looks to be the company's latest attempt at pushing its own subscription service's appeal.
Of course, Ubisoft+ won't be the only way PC gamers will be able to access Assassin's Creed Mirage. The upcoming title will also be available on the Epic Games Store, though Assassin's Creed Mirage will skip Steam. However, whether Ubisoft aims to release the game on the platform later this year is unclear. Either way, it's unlikely that the company will skip Steam entirely given that its last released Assassin's Creed entry made it onto the platform.
Ubisoft's heavy focus on the franchise may be unsurprising considering a disappointing 2022 for the company. As a key part of its roadmap, Ubisoft is expanding the Assassin's Creed team with the company doubling down on multiple projects for the franchise. Time will tell how the future holds for both Assassin's Creed and Ubisoft. Though if the Assassin's Creed Mirage announcement is any indication, it's that the company will look to Ubisoft+ as a key part of its growth.
Assassin's Creed Mirage launches on October 12 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.