Future Assassin’s Creed games, such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage, may have a shorter playing time than other recent games in the franchise.
Executive producer Marc-Alexis Côté tells this in a conversation with IGN. About the Assassin’s Creed Mirage revealed last week, he says, “It’s a smaller Assassin’s Creed project. You can expect something closer to the original games in length.” The first Assassin’s Creed games could be completed in about twenty hours, so it’s likely that this also applies to Mirage.
However, that does not mean that all future Assassin’s Creed games will be shorter in playing time. Assassin’s Creed Infinity is to serve as a hub for future AC adventures, and the first two adventures for this hub were announced last weekend: Codename Red and Codename Hexe. Set in ancient Japan, Codename Red is likely to be another long adventure spanning dozens of hours. But smaller experiences can come out through Infinity.
“I think Infinity gives us the ability to deliver different experiences of different formats. Not everything has to be a 150-hour role-playing game, right?” Côté hints that Codename Hexe will be a completely different kind of experience, although he can’t reveal much about it yet.