Ubisoft is moving Assassin’s Creed Valhalla forward to release on November 10 alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The game will run at 4K 60 FPS on the Series X.
“We are excited to announce that players will be able to discover Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sooner than expected! We cannot wait to see the world we’ve been creating over the past 3 years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X | S on November 10.” – said Julien Laferrière, Producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
With the Xbox Series X | S, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take full advantage of the enhanced graphics, giving players the opportunity to experience the open world of Norway and England down to the very last detail. On Xbox Series X, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at 60 FPS in full 4K resolution.– Ubisoft Press Release.
It was a given that the game will target 30 FPS on current-gen consoles, at 1080p and 4K on base and enhanced/pro consoles. The news that it’ll hit higher framerates at native 4K is pretty impressive considering how Ubisoft was keeping mum regarding the game’s performance on next-gen consoles until today.
The game will also make use of Xbox’s Smart Delivery program, which will provide the best version of the game regardless of which console you’re playing on. Ubisoft has also said that the next-gen version will include higher resolution textures, improved shadow quality and clutter density. The game will also take advantage of the SSDs in the new systems for faster load times.
We expect to see some new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay running on the Xbox Series X soon, preferably at September’s Ubisoft Forward event. Showing us a full 4K 60 FPS gameplay section on a next-gen console will be a smart move for Ubisoft, and Xbox in general. I’ve enjoyed the franchise in the past, but mostly on PC for the higher performance and fidelity. Seeing the same come to next-gen consoles at an affordable price is good news for all gamers.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the next big entry in the franchise which will take us back to the 9th century AD. The open-world game will let players explore England at their own pace, as either a male or a female Norse warrior Eivor. The game releases on November 10 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Stadia, Uplay+, and PC.