Hurrah for a change in release date that isn't a delay.
An assassin in white crouched on top a building overlooking an ancient city.

Games like Skull & Bones and Beyond Good and Evil 2 may have given Ubisoft a bit of a bad reputation for lengthy game delays. So it comes as a bit of a shock today when Ubisoft revealed that the next Assassin's Creed title is not delayed, but rather being released a week earlier than expected.

Assassin's Creed Mirage, Ubisoft's more tightly focused Assassin's Creed sequel, will now release on October 5. This is a full week ahead of its previously announced October 12th release date. Of course, that October 12, 2023 release date was announced after it was delayed in 2022, but let's not talk about that right now.

Ubisoft has said multiple times that Assassin's Creed Mirage will be more focused compared to the super wide-open Assassin's Creed titles that have come in recent years. Mirage will be more akin to the original games in the series, focused on telling a tightly-focused story in smaller environments with a renewed focus on stealth. You take on the role of Basim Ibn Ishaq, an assassin first seen in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. In Mirage, players see how a younger Basim becomes an assassin in the first place.

Assassin's Creed Mirage will be out on October 5 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Those hoping for a release on Steam should know that Ubisoft is still Ubisoft and they plan only to release Mirage on PC through Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store. Whether it comes to Steam at a date in the far future remains to be seen.