Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft’s next entry in its long-running franchise, is launching November 10th, the developer announced today. The game’s release will coincide with that of the Xbox One Series X and S; Valhalla was originally slated for November 17th.
Microsoft announced today that its next console will be available for $499 this November. Valhalla, revealed in April, is a Viking-themed twist on the series. The game stars Viking raider Eivor — in a female or male option — fighting to establish a settlement in England.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches with Xbox Series X | S on November 10, 2020.
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It’s been a turbulent few months for Ubisoft. In August, Ubisoft fired Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail following misconduct claims. Ismail’s firing was just one of several, as Ubisoft faced a larger reckoning over reports concerning years of toxic culture that enabled harassment, sexual misconduct, racism, and more.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will also be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Stadia. Sony has yet to announce a release date for its upcoming console.