The map in Assassin's Creed Valhalla is reportedly 'a bit larger' than the map in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Larger or smaller or maybe even both.
What you need to know
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the next major entry in the Assassin's Creed series.
- According to producer Julien Laferrière, the map for Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a bit larger than in Assassin's Creed Odyseey.
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set to release in Holiday 2020.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the next big RPG from Ubisoft in the long-running Assassin's Creed franchise. Exactly how big is it though? That's a bit confusing. According to Julien Laferrière, producer on Assassin's Creed Valhalla, it's bigger than Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
This could, at first glance, seemingly contradict some previous news regarding the size of the game. In a now-deleted tweet, Malek Teffaha, Ubisoft Head of Communications for the Middle East, stated that "FYI, it won't be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one."
It's worth noting that these aren't necessarily conflicting statements. It's certainly possible that Assassin's Creed Valhalla has a bigger map than Assassin's Creed Odyssey while simultaneously not being as long of a game. We'll have to wait and see to find out.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey and its predecessor Assassin's Creed Origins both sold over 10 million copies according to Ubisoft, which recently released its report for the end of the financial year. Ubisoft also stated that the trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla was the most-viewed in the company's history, hitting 100 million views across all major channels in just 10 days.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set to release sometime in Holiday 2020 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Epic Games Store and Uplay), and Stadia.
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I wish they made the AC game worlds swamped for that more realistic feel of a living and busy world. Bigger map and spreading out the content for players to explore isn't really making the game bigger.
I'm crossing my fingers that the reason it's overall bigger is because the ocean separating Norway and England is included. That's my hope, because otherwise I agree with you.
Have you ever actually travelled between towns? There is generally nothing between them. I'm all for wanting more populated open worlds, but it's the exact opposite of realism (unless it's a city).
Bigger map with less to do. As buggy as Unity was, I at least preferred the density of the activity.
That isn't what I wanted to hear, smaller world with more interesting and detailed missions is what I want.