A lot of people like the Assassin’s Creed games. These incredibly engaging and story-driven adventures have lots of content, some historical nonsense, and tons of fun. The newest release, coming this year, will bring Viking hordes to Saxon England in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Thing is, the is a very strange time in the games industry. Gamers are bracing for the launch of the next generation of consoles, and gamers on a budget are hoping that they still get to play the newest games on their aging hardware.
The simple fact is that fans want to know what platforms Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on. With the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X swirling, gamers are concerned about the future of current-gen consoles. Some fans are left wondering, will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, or will it be a next-generation exclusive?
Ubisoft has already announced some details about the release, so people are curious. We know the release date, or rather release window, of the new game. The other details revealed include some awesome gameplay preview trailers that tease the new setting and characters. The game also a variety of customized special editions, topping out at the rather expensive Collector’s Edition that’s exclusive to the Ubisoft store.
According to current industry logic, Ubisoft wants to go for maximum saturation with their AAA releases. This means that Assassin’s Creed will be launching for not only PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it will also be available on PS4 and Xbox One. There is also a strong case to be made for the game coming to streaming services like Stadia and GeForce Now.
As of now, Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due out late this year via the Epic Games Store, Uplay and Stadia for PC. Releases for console ports via Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5 are all planned.
Ubisoft will also be adding new gameplay elements like large-scale battles via Viking raids and settlement building that will likely be hungry for every bit of performance they can squeeze from any system. It’s possible that we could see version differences between current-gen and next-gen. The PS5 and Xbox Series X could definitely handle more units on screen and more complex scenes for one thing.
The PC prospects are pretty interesting and chaotic. The growth of the Epic Games Store does pose a potential challenger to the dominance of Steam, although it’s far more likely that Ubisoft will push the PC release as an exclusive via the Ubisoft Store or on Ubisoft’s UPLAY+ subscription service. Ubisoft has not confirmed all of these details yet, so keep a lookout for more news.