Apparently there’s a lot occurring on 10th November already, with a new console releasing or something, and now Ubisoft want to make it an even more memorable date by bringing forward the release date of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Indeed, it will coincide with the Xbox Series X launch and is joined by Watch Dogs: Legion as a ‘launch title’. Don’t worry though, for it’s also coming to the current generation of consoles, PC and – once it is unveiled – PlayStation 5.
Hot on the heels of Microsoft revealing the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S details, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, would also release on 10th November, for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC and Stadia. This means that both Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will be launch titles on the Xbox Series X and S – with its arrival on PlayStation 5 expected upon the launch of the console, of course.
Due to both releases being available for the launch, Ubisoft have been given the opportunity to enter the next generation gaming experience with two of its most iconic franchises. Leveraging the new consoles’ cutting-edge features and power, Ubisoft aims to unleash the depth of its open worlds in unprecedented ways and hopes to demonstrate its commitment to developing truly immersive games.
“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 three years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X | S on 10th November.” said Julien Laferrière, Producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
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. Meanwhile, the near-future London of Watch Dogs: Legion will fully benefit from the Hardware Accelerated Ray-tracing courtesy of the new Xbox Series X and S. This ensures that from Piccadilly Circus and its giant digital screens to Camden High Street’s neon lights and holograms, the power of real-time ray traced reflections will bring a previously unseen level of realism to an urban playground.
In addition to that, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will both leverage the power of these next-gen consoles by offering higher resolution textures and improved shadow quality to players, along with clutter density on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. They will also take advantage of the Direct Storage, benefiting from faster loading times and a smoother world transversal experience. Finally, it’s worth remembering the Smart Delivery technology, which allows you to buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X and Series S on 10th November. Cross-save functionality between them will also be supported on both games so you can keep your progression from one platform to another.
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