Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is The Biggest Launch in History For The Franchise

    Eivor in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
    Eivor in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    A week after the launch of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft has now announced that it marked the biggest launch in history for the company’s signature franchise.

    The french developer/publisher also announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has become the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance. 

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla | Ubisoft
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Ubisoft

    “We are truly delighted by the enthusiastic response from players and want to thank the fans for their incredible support.  Delivering this game amid a global pandemic was a true tour de force by our teams and it’s fantastic to see players enjoying the game so much,” said Julien Laferrière, producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. 

    “Launch is only the beginning and we have robust content plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that will keep players immersed in their epic Viking saga for a long time to come.”

    Norway Quest in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    Aside from sales figures, Ubisoft also revealed some new detailed stats regarding how much time players have spent on some of the game’s content. These include the following:

    • players have travelled more than 4 million kilometres.
    • players have unlocked 55 million buildings in the settlement since launch.
    • players have won over 3.5 million games of Orlog.
    • 1.8 million players have won at least one drinking game since launch.

    Ubisoft previously shared their post-launch plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and with sales figures this strong, it’s a good bet that the next game in the franchise might follow the same structure as this game.

    The sales figures aren’t the only new thing, as Valhalla marks the first time in franchise history that an instalment has launched with a 60 FPS option on consoles. The game also beat Call of Duty in sales figures in the UK, which shows an increasing interest in the franchise even though it’s the 12th instalment in the series!

    Daniel Ahmad (Niko Partners analyst) also revealed that the game is Ubisoft’s most profitable launch ever due it releasing on Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Connect, skipping over Steam.

    After spending about 60 hours in the world of the game, I gave it a positive recommendation in my review, which you can read here. It’s clear that Ubisoft has a grand plan to keep players invested in Valhalla with its new expansions and free seasonal content. We’ll take a look at those when the first expansion releases in Spring 2021.

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