The French company’s left hand doesn’t know what its right hand is doing at the moment – that’s how we can quickly recap the situation regarding Ubisoft Connect and its respective new achievements.
Yesterday, we mentioned how Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (which launched this week on PlayStation 5 in some markets – and not yet in others until November 19… -, Xbox Series, PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) will not have achievements on PC via Ubisoft Connect (as Tim Sweeney’s Epic Games Store has implemented them a few months back), with the French publisher seemingly focusing on challenges instead, as it’d reward the players with in-game bonuses (such as perk points).
Even one of their representatives hopped onto Ubisoft’s forums to say that the achievements have intentionally been left out from the PC port of the new Assassin’s Creed, while older titles of the publisher continue to have them on Ubisoft Connect. Now, we can effectively bin all that we have seen and heard so far, as Ubisoft itself doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing, and the Montreal hoax terrorist attack situation can’t be an excuse for them either.
„We are aware that achievements are not available for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla players on PC – this was unintended. We are actively working to enable achievements and will keep you updated when more information is available,” a different representative wrote on the forums, apologizing for the confusion and miscommunication.
They might have had a bit too much celebration this week, as they announced how Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla has had a stunning launch, even though it did launch on more platforms than the previous game in the series (Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which had no new PlayStation or Xbox two years ago), plus the gaming industry’s continuous growth is also a factor.
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