In a day that is slowly turning out to be disastrous for Ubisoft and their firewall, yet another leak has reportedly revealed the release date for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game.
If the leak proves to be true, then the supposed launch date is set for November 17th, two days before the release of Cyberpunk 2077 – yikes. Information about the game was found on Reddit, linked to an Instagram account associated with the game, which has since been deleted.
It’s been revealed that the upcoming new addition to the AC series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will have a map bigger than 2018’s Odyssey. The news comes from Ubisoft producer, Julien Laferrière, who recently interviewed with YouTuber Julien Chièze.
During the interview, which has now been helpfully translated by Reddit, Laferrière discussed the size of Valhalla in terms of the game map, suggesting it’s going to be the largest we’ve seen in the franchise to date.
“I would actually say in terms of range [Valhalla] is probably a bit larger than Assassins Creed Odyssey,” said Laferrière.
“I do not have the exact figures at this stage, but we have not only created the whole country, which is in this case England, but also to a good part of Norway too.”
He went on to add: “There are other secret worlds, which I can not speak about today, which contributed to the size of the game. It’s not a small game, it is a game which is clearly ambitious, which will offer many many hours of game.”
It’s interesting to hear, especially considering we’ve already learned Valhalla won’t be as vast a game as Odyssey when it comes to content.
Earlier this month, Ubisoft’s head of communications for the Middle East, Malek Teffaha [via VG247] tweeted to say the game isn’t aiming to be the same size as Odyssey, due to criticism over just how big that game was.
“FYI, it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one,” he said.
Having a bigger map doesn’t necessarily mean the game will be longer in terms of the content included, but it might suggest we’re going to be getting a lot of empty spaces and meaningless quests…here’s hoping that’s not the case!
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Words by Lara Jackson