Ubisoft has announced a new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date! Coinciding with Microsoft’s reveal that the Xbox Series X is launching on November 10, Valhalla is now marked for that same date and makes it a launch title for the next generation system as well.
Here’s the press release from Ubisoft:
Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla, the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will release on November 10, 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on UPLAY+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service, and Stadia. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs®: Legion will both be launch titles on the Xbox Series X | S, and will release on PlayStation®5 upon the launch of the console.**
With both releases available for the launch of the new Xbox Series X | S, Ubisoft brings players an opportunity to enter the next generation gaming experience with two of its most iconic franchises. Leveraging the new consoles’ cutting-edge features and power, Ubisoft unleashes the depth of its open worlds in unprecedented ways and demonstrates its commitment to developing truly immersive games.
With the Xbox Series X | S, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take full advantage of the enhanced graphics, giving players the opportunity to experience the open world of Norway and England down to the very last detail. On Xbox Series X, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at 60 FPS in full 4K resolution.
While the game is multiplatform and also scheduled to be released for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Google Stadia, and PC, Ubisoft’s decision to move up the release date makes sense in the long run and is perfect strategy for newcomers and buyers waiting to get Microsoft’s new system.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the twelfth entry of the Assassin’s Creed series, and centers on the Viking Age as its theme. Set on an alternate history timeline during the Viking Invasion of Britain, players will take control of Eivor – a Viking raider who leads his people to settle on new lands and territories. However, the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars continues to wage on, and in the modern world players will also follow Layla Hassan — a character who also featured in Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey.