Looks like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will have a bigger map than any other title in the franchise.
[Original Post: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will let you visit several parts of England]
Scroll down for the [UPDATE 2 – 18/5/2020]
The next installment of the series is set in the Viking Era and it looks like its map will be enormous, featuring both Scandinavia and England. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will let you visit Stonehenge and the Four Kingdoms of England. Yesterday, a curious fan asked Ubisoft’s creative director Ashraf Ismail about Stonehenge. Ismail replied to the tweet saying, basically yes, you can visit Stonehenge. The player will also be able to visit the Four Kingdoms of England, which means East Anglia (Easten UK), Mercia (Midlands), Northumbria (Northern England), and Wessex (South England).
oh, can you ever! pic.twitter.com/y4lJoayK9X
— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) May 3, 2020
In addition, the game will begin in a Norwegian settlement. According to an earlier interview, Ismail stated that “The journey starts in Norway and it will eventually lead to England, where again it’s about this idea of settling the people and building this thriving settlement”. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X this holiday. You can pre-order it on Amazon if you wish, but for PC, the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet and weighing around 25 tons. Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC.
[UPDATE 1- 7/5/2020: Information about the new trailer and the size of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla]
Looks like the next Assassin’s Creed title will not be as huge as Odyssey, both map and quest wise. In addition, the new trailer is not going to be a gameplay one.
In a response to an article about the size of Valhalla, Ubisoft’s head of communications for the Middle East, Malek Teffaha, says the developer has addressed criticisms of the last game’s bloat. “FYI, it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one,” he said, referring to the size of the game.
On other news, we’re getting an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer today, but it’s not going to be a gameplay video. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s creative director, Ashraf Ismail, confirmed on a tweet that today’s trailer is not a proper gameplay trailer. We will only get a small taste of the gameplay and according to him it’s more of a “teaser” clip. Also, when asked about Odyssey’s cultist mechanic he simply ignored the question.
The new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer launches today at 8am PT, 11am ET, 4pm BST. We will upload a live video link (below this sentence) the second the trailer goes live. This way you won’t have to search it online and it will be a lot more convinient.
Its not a demo, its a teaser trailer🙂
— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) May 6, 2020
not a gameplay demo no
— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) May 6, 2020
[UPDATE 2 – 18/5/2020: New Information about the Size of the Map]
The map of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is actually bigger than Odyssey’s, according to Ubisoft.
In the past we learned that the next Assassin’s Creed title will not be as huge as Odyssey, both map and quest wise. However, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla producer, Julien Laferriere, revealed in an interview with YouTuber Julien Chieze that the world map in Valhalla is actually bigger than Odyssey’s already massive landmass. In the interview, which was translated on Reddit, Laferriere said that because the game’s map is made up of the country of England as well as parts of Norway its bigger than any other map in the franchise.
Laferriere said, according to the translation,
“I would actually say in terms of range it is probably a bit larger than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. 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. 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 gameplay for the players. I would actually say in terms of range it is probably a bit larger than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” said Laferriere in the translated quote. “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. 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 gameplay for the players.”
Hopefully, the developers will soon decide about the map size, so we don’t get fake news like these again. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
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