Reportedly, rumors regarding the presence of alleged “real gambling” in Assassin’s Creed Mirage have buoyed again, even though the game’s developer Ubisoft claimed otherwise last year.
The popular game received an Adults Only (AO) rating on the Xbox store, as it revealed that Assassin’s Creed Mirage would feature some form of real gambling along with violence and blood. There have not been many details about the exact implementation of the gambling systems but reports say that a large number of players was likely left confused by the game’s AO rating.
As CasinoGamesPro previously reported, Ubisoft monetization practices have faced some criticism in the past, as newer entries in the popular Assassin’s Creed series provide gamers with the opportunity to purchase various resource packs and XP boosters to circumvent some issues. Later, Ubisoft rejected these accusations, claiming that no loot boxes or gambling are featured in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, but new information regarding the presence of such elements in the game still exists.
The store page of Assassin’s Creed Mirage has been updated on the Xbox store following the change in the game’s rating to Adults Only. The updated page clearly states that the final rating is pending, but it still maintains that the game will include “Paid Contests” and “Real Gambling”, along with other in-game purchases. Apart from the fact that the Xbox store has confirmed that Mirage may not be appropriate for underage audiences, the rest of the details are quite standard.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage Has Already Received a ESRB Adults Only 18+ Rating
Some players may find it hard to imagine the implications of the aforementioned mechanic, but Assassin’s Creed Mirage probably includes some gameplay systems allowing players to spend real money on a game of chance.
Apart from that, the game series’ fans should also note that an error might have occurred in the store page listing, which is why they should wait for an official update of the game’s rating to be uploaded by Ubisoft on the developer’s website. It will be interesting to see whether the game’s developer would deny the reports once again, or would decide to more or less confirm that Assassin’s Creed Mirage features no loot boxes or gambling systems.
At a recent PlayStation Showcase event, Ubisoft showcased new gameplay from Assassin’s Creed Mirage, highlighting the changes made to the game to bring it as close to the original titles of the series as possible. As announced by the developer, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a smaller-scale game that does not feature a modern-day story. The price of its standard edition will be $49.99. The game is set to become officially available on October 12th, 2023 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.
The game is not set for a release on Steam on day one, although it has been released for PC and consoles simultaneously. It is available for purchase from Ubisoft’s own launcher and the Epic Games Store.
As CasinoGamesPro previously reported in September 2022, the game had received an Adults Only rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) due to the fact it was found to offer real gambling and implies that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will probably feature some kind of loot boxes. This is the first Ubisoft game that has received such a high age rating. At the time, the video gaming developer noted that the AO 18+ ESRB rating had been placed by mistake and confirmed that the game features no real gambling.