Assassin’s Creed Valhalla came as a surprise. Almost no one on the outside knew there was another Assassin’s Creed title in the works, let alone one that would be a Viking-themed game. Apparently, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been in development for almost three years before its surprising announcement in April 2020. Many of the developers had to start working from home because of the Coronavirus, but the game is continuing without much delay. Even though drama surrounding sexual misconduct in Ubisoft, it looks like Assassins’s Creed Valhalla’s release date has changed, but when should we expect to start slicing down our enemies with Viking axes?
Has Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Release Date Changed?
Originally, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla only really had a release window of “holiday 2020.” Ubisoft eventually gave a date of November 17th. That’s when many speculated the next-generation Xbox One X series would launch too. After Microsoft confirmed a leak that the Xbox Series X was launching on November 10th, 2020, Ubisoft came forward to let players know they would be launching Assassin’s Creed Valhalla alongside the system.
Even after all the controversy that saw the firing of Valhalla’s creative director, Ashraf Ismail, the Viking-themed game will see an earlier release date than anticipated.
As far as the PlayStation 5 is concerned, we still won’t know when the system will release. However, we know that, regardless of the PlayStation 5’s release date, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release for the PlayStation 4 on November 10th. That means the PlayStation 5 will have to either release earlier or later than Microsoft’s Xbox. The two systems have always been in competition since the early 2000’s so it’s all a matter of each company watching each other’s actions like hawks. Unfortunately, since the Xbox was leaked early, the Xbox has an early hand in this console war.
We will all have to wait and see how Sony wants to play this and whether we’ll see Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release for the PS5 sooner rather than later.