Assassin’s Creed has been working on its own open world formula for years: While the old series parts saw themselves primarily as action adventures, many new ones came in 2017 with Origins RPG elements added. Level up, an extensive loot system, more playful variety in the design of the main character. The successor Odyssey went even further in the direction of character development and loot hunting.
Valhalla even rowed back a little, reduced the loot and level share, but still kept many innovations. For example the different character builds for the main character Eivor. Like Ubisoft now in one Investorengespräch
Still huge open worlds?
As early as 2019, Ubisoft confirmed that the open game worlds in Assassin’s Creed still huge should be. AC Valhalla’s Open World spans around 100 square kilometers, which we travel on foot, on horseback and by longboat. For the large series parts, the developer will very likely stick to these standards, even if Valhalla scaled the proportions down a bit compared to Odyssey because there was simply no gigantic sea to explore.
In addition, there is still a rumor in the vastness of the Internet that Ubisoft Sofia is working on a smaller spin-off to Assassin’s Creed, which is to return to the locations of the first part (Middle East during the Third Crusade) – and ostensibly from a small hub -Worlds (Jerusalem, Venice) should exist. You can read how likely these leaks are in our expert assessment:
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AC Valhalla was a huge success
Ubisoft seems to be betting on the right horse with the new strategy. Most recently, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wore the most profitable quarter in the company’s history to date at. Release week sales also overshadowed all other games in the series ever released.
In addition to the timing in the middle of the second global lockdown, the Viking setting should also have contributed to the success. Even indie games can trigger a huge hype with the Nordic setting, which is popular with gamers, as last seen at Valheim.
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