Ubisoft's exciting Assassin's Creed throwback game is launching a week early at just $50

The release of two huge RPGs may be taking up all the gaming oxygen at the moment, but Ubisoft would like to remind you that once you've had your fun in Baldur's Gate 3 and Starfield, a brand-spankin' new Assassin's Creed will be waiting for you.

In fact, it's coming even sooner than planned: Assassin's Creed Mirage has gone gold, and is now releasing a week early on October 5.

What a nice new trend, early releases. Larian moved Baldur's Gate 3 up a full month on PC to get out of the way of Starfield, and that's going pretty well so far. Mirage is only moving up a week, but Ubisoft could be doing something similar here: October 5 means Assassin's Creed is no longer releasing against Lords of the Fallen (October 13) and Alan Wake 2 (October 17). The shift also gives it space from Spider-Man 2 (October 20), which will likely be a real monster of a PS5 exclusive.