Ubisoft has clarified recent confusion over supposed “real gambling” in its upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage title. Discussion about the game including “real gambling” spread like wildfire across the internet this week when the game was listed as including the mechanic and having the rare “Adults Only” rating from the ESRB. However, in a statement to Eurogamer, Ubisoft has said the Assassin’s Creed Mirage rating and “real gambling” tags are a mistake.
“Following the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Mirage during Ubisoft Forward, some store pages mistakenly displayed the game for preorders with an Adults Only ESRB rating”
“While Assassin’s Creed Mirage is still pending rating, Ubisoft wants to reassure players that no real gambling or lootboxes are present in the game.” – Eurogamer
Ubisoft doesn’t have the best track record with fans when it comes to monetization in games. The publisher sparked an uproar last year when it announced that it would be selling in-game item NFTs for some of its titles.
As such, Assassin’s Creed fans weren’t ready to give Ubisoft the benefit of the doubt when it came to the “real gambling” listing for Mirage. Although store pages for the game included the mistaken rating and “real gambling” tag, Ubisoft will no doubt ensure that the various pages are changed to reflect the fact the game won’t be including lootboxes.
The store page snafu had tempered an otherwise positive reception from fans for the Assassin’s Creed Mirage reveal trailer. The game was officially unveiled at Ubisoft’s first ever Assassin’s Creed Showcase that took place during its larger Ubisoft Forward event this past weekend.
Now that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is confirmed not to have predatory gambling or lootboxes fans can get back to anticipating the next info drop that Ubisoft has planned for the game.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in 2023. The game will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.