Ubisoft actually announced a gameplay demo for yesterday's Inside Xbox. After rowing back for the first time, the end result was rather disappointing. Ubisoft has now commented on this.
Already at the announcement of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Ubisoft promised the first gameplay scenes for yesterday's Inside Xbox Stream, for which some presentations on third-party titles for the Xbox Series X were planned.
Before the stream, Ubisoft then rowed back via Twitter and announced that it should not be a longer demo, but only a gameplay teaser. The end result was rather sobering and showed only a few scenes from the game, much to the disappointment of the fans, who covered the video with massive dislikes on YouTube. There wasn't really a lot of gameplay to be seen, actually only a few seconds.
You rightfully expected to see more today. We have a long marketing campaign ahead of us, you will see in-depth gameplay and get a lot more info about the game.
Thank you for your excitement and passion! Be patient with us and be kind. It will be worth it! 🙂
– Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) May 7, 2020
Creative director Ashraf Ismail has now commented on Twitter and admitted that fans could justifiably expect more. But they have a long marketing campaign ahead of them and want to publish extensive gameplay and further information in the future. This will certainly not comfort the disappointed fans, but they can still look forward to plenty of information in the coming weeks.
And at least, the teaser was not completely free of content, because even if the scenes were short, there was still something interesting to discover:
So we catch a glimpse of the Viking dwellings and the new assassin's blade. We see the new companion from Eivor, namely the raven, which replaces the previous birds of prey. Religion seems to play a big role in the game and there are also some places of worship and historical places like Stonehenge. Not only can you use melee and throwing weapons, bows are apparently also back in the game, and there are obviously juicy finishers in the battles again. And we catch a glimpse of the raids via longboat and the sieges, even if it remains to be seen what extent they will be.
Here again yesterday's teaser as an appetizer: