Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla doubled the launch day player count of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The company says it expects this trend to continue as sales of next-gen hardware increase.
What's the story behind the strong Assassin's Creed Valhalla launch?
This news comes via an official Ubisoft press release. While the studio doesn't specify the exact number of players who picked up Valhalla when it launched on Tuesday, it says launch day players "doubled that of Assassin's Creed Odyssey". It's worth remembering that this number doesn't take into account PlayStation 5 sales; the PS5 launches today in North America and has yet to launch in many territories around the world.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the company is "humbled" by the success of Assassin's Creed Valhalla so far. He says that shipping Valhalla on current-gen and next-gen hardware in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is "an incredible achievement" and that Valhalla is poised to become one of the holiday season's most successful games. Certainly, it's hard to imagine Valhalla's sales slowing down as more territories get their hands on PS5 consoles.
What is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
The latest in Ubisoft's open-world action-RPG series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla continues the trend towards a more RPG-centric style of gameplay started by 2017's Assassin's Creed Origins and continued by 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey. This new game sees players cast as Eivor, who can either be male or female with the ability to switch between genders during the story. It takes place in 873 AD and tells a story set against the backdrop of the Viking invasion of Britain. The game also continues the modern-day story that has been running through the Assassin's Creed series since the first game launched back in 2007. You can grab Assassin's Creed Valhalla right now for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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