'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' Will Run At 30fps On Xbox Series X
Looking forward to playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla on next-gen consoles? I know I am. Unfortunately for those of you hoping to enjoy viking action at a blistering 60 frames per second, it sounds as if Valhalla will support the same framerate across Xbox One and its upcoming successor, the Xbox Series X.
Despite being the headline act of the recent Xbox Series X showcase event, we didn't really learn much about how Valhalla would run on a next-gen machine. As it turns out, there's a reason for that. While games like DiRT 5 will be able to reach 120fps, Ubisoft's open world RPG will run at your standard 30ps - regardless of which generation you choose to play on.
Ubisoft confirmed the news to Eurogamer Portugal (thanks, VG247). Assassin's Creed Valhalla will boast a framerate of "at least 30fps" and a 4K resolution on the next-gen console. We can also expect faster loading times, which Microsoft has been talking up as a major aspect of Xbox Series X for a while now.
"Ubisoft has always been committed to exploring new technologies, taking advantage of the capabilities of new consoles to deliver the most immersive experience possible, which is why we are excited to be collaborating with Microsoft to bring Assassin's Creed Valhalla to the Xbox Series X," the statement reads.
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"Currently, we can guarantee that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will run at least 30 FPS. Assassin's Creed Valhalla will benefit from faster loading times, allowing players to immerse themselves in history and the world without friction. Finally, Assassin's Creed Valhalla will benefit of improved graphics made possible by the Xbox Series X, and we can't wait to see the beautiful world we're creating in stunning 4K resolution.
The statement ended with an assurance that fans will be seeing more of the game soon, but is this just one more blow for gamers who were excited to see Assassin's Creed unleashed on a next-gen machine? Earlier this week, Ubisoft and Microsoft had to apologise to fans after what both parties admitted was a "gameplay" reveal event that set the wrong expectations.
What fans were led to believe would be a first-look at the Xbox Series X in action turned out to be a little more than a series of brief trailers. And the Assassin's Creed Valhalla trailer, while clearly very pretty in-engine footage, was hardly the next-gen gameplay preview we were excited for.
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