'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' Is Being Co-Developed By 14 Studios
Last night Ubisoft finally announced Assassin's Creed Valhalla, confirming our long-held suspicion that the new entry would be a viking-focused adventure set in England. The reveal came at the end of an extra-long livestream hosted by Ubisoft and artist BossLogic, culminating in a gorgeous piece of art that left little doubt as to the setting of the upcoming game.
The art, which you can see for yourself below, features a gruff-looking viking warrior clutching an axe adorned with the crest of the Assassin. To one side of him we see a stormy sea being navigated by a viking ship. The other side shows a fearsome battle taking place on a rocky field in England, with a ruined castle sat atop a nearby hill.
I won't lie to you, I'm pretty damn excited. I've always had a soft spot for Norse mythology, and Ubisoft know to to craft a stunningly detailed open world. The idea of sailing around an ancient incarnation of my home country is hugely appealing, especially since I can almost guarantee I won't bump into a single Starbucks.
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Previous rumours which correctly hit the nail on the head with the whole viking setting claimed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla would also be Ubisoft's biggest open world to date. Quite a feat when you can consider the size of a game like Odyssey. It's worth noting that the official reveal has already debunked some of this leak's claims (the game isn't called 'Ragnarok', for a start), but a recent reveal from developer Ubisoft Montréal itself strongly suggests that the massive open world is very much on the money.
Ubisoft Montréal, which is leading development on Valhalla, announced it's worked with 14 other studios on the game so far. According to GI.Biz, ten studios helped out with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. As mentioned previously, Odyssey isn't exactly a small game - so those extra four studios can surely only mean Valhalla will be even bigger.
Exciting! An immense congratulations to our studio warriors for all the good work and passion building to that reveal. We'd also like to thank the 14 co-dev studios all around the world. You know who you are, and we're thankful for your dedication! Skàl! pic.twitter.com/hBPpFZKkrP
- Ubisoft Montréal (@UbisoftMTL) April 29, 2020
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