This date seems so suspicious that the new consoles might be arriving this week.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise’s official Italian Instagram account had the screencap below of a video. Using the past tense is intentional: this video is no longer available.
The video talks about pre-ordering the game, but the screencap says Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is going to arrive on November 17 on Xbox One. (And possibly, the more expensive versions will have a few days of early access before it.) With this image, we can predict that the Viking adventures will also be available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia from this Tuesday.
However, this timing might be a little risky for Ubisoft, as two days after this, CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 will also launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The two games are connected via the fact that both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will receive them. However, neither consoles have a release date at the moment due to Sony and Microsoft waiting for each other to do the first step (as they will decide the pricing in response to the other company). Both next-gen consoles are admittedly coming this Holiday season, and mid-November seems plausible, especially how the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One both launched in November 2013. Thus, suspecting the 11th month of the year is reasonable.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will thus likely drop on November 17 on the current-gen consoles, PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store/UPlay), and Google Stadia. A few days later, it’s followed by a PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X version. At today’s Ubisoft Forward, the E3 replacement program, we will see more details about this game that is meant to be one of the pillars of the French company’s fiscal year (the others would be Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Far Cry 6 – this game will be in the news later today).
Ubisoft’s weak point is the leaks.
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