Assassin's Creed Mirage Adults Only Rating Was A Mistake

Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Mirage has not received an Adults Only rating. Yesterday, the Xbox Store page for Assassin’s Creed Mirage went live, listing the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game with an Adults Only rating by the ESRB. However, it turns out this was a mistake.

In a statement given to Eurogamer, Ubisoft went on record denying the rating. The publisher says that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is still considered Rating Pending, which is the rating given to games that have not yet been assigned a final rating by the ESRB.

 

This update is great news, as the alleged Adults Only rating would have included the presence of some worrying content. More specifically, the Xbox Store listing claimed that Assassin’s Creed Mirage featured “Real Gambling,” a classification that is separate from loot boxes and in-game casinos, which are classified as “Simulated Gambling.” If a game contains Real Gambling then players can gamble their real-life cash at a chance of getting more back.

However, that isn’t what Mirage is about at all. In fact, Ubisoft confirmed that Mirage won’t even include loot boxes, so any suggestion of Real Gambling is unfounded. This is good to hear, as there were concerns that Ubisoft was going to introduce potentially predatory gameplay mechanics. With this misunderstanding cleared up, we can all get back to looking forward to playing another fun Assassin’s Creed game.

Mirage’s true rating

As mentioned, Assassin’s Creed Mirage has not yet received an official rating. However, we can take a reasonable guess as to what rating it will be given. Just about every mainline Assassin’s Creed game has received an M for Mature rating. This isn’t too surprising because the series contains violence, assassinations, explicit language, and much more. It’s probable that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will follow its predecessors and also receive an M rating.

Kurt Perry
Kurt is a passionate games critic who has a particular love for JRPGs, racing games, and FPS. Once a faithful console gamer, Kurt now sticks to his trusty PC.

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