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Assassin's Creed Valhalla will run "at least 30FPS" on Xbox Series X according to Ubisoft

Assassins Creed Valhalla
Assassins Creed Valhalla (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla takes place during the Dark Ages in England and Norway.
  • According to Ubisoft, it will run "at least 30FPS" on Xbox Series X.
  • It will also support 4K resolution and benefit from faster loading times.

Despite 60FPS being the standard output on Xbox Series X, it looks like one major upcoming title may not hit that benchmark. According to a Ubisoft spokesperson speaking with Eurogamer's Portugal branch, Assassin's Creed Valhalla will run "at least 30FPS" on Xbox Series X.

Ubisoft has always been committed to exploring new technologies, taking advantage of the capabilities of new consoles to deliver the most immersive experience possible, which is why we are excited to be collaborating with Microsoft to bring Assassin's Creed Valhalla to the Xbox Series X.Currently, we can guarantee that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will run at least 30 FPS. Assassin's Creed Valhalla will benefit from faster loading times, allowing players to immerse themselves in history and the world without friction. Finally, Assassin's Creed Valhalla will benefit of improved graphics made possible by the Xbox Series X, and we can't wait to see the beautiful world we're creating in stunning 4K resolution.

Bear in mind that this is a translation of the quote, but 30FPS seems pretty clear. Still, the door wasn't shut on the possibility of 60FPS. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is still several months from release, and Ubisoft could optimize it by that time to at least offer the option of favoring resolution or frame rate like some current-gen games do right now. It is also set to support 4K resolution and take advantage of the Xbox Series X's SSD for faster loading times.

Everything we know about Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set to release holiday 2020 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, and PC.

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13 Comments
  • Well that's... Unsettling.
  • Don't blame the console.. Game didn't look that Next Gen or a big step up. This is Ubisoft failing to optimize.
  • Always Under Promise and Over Deliver. If they committed to 60 FPS and only made 50 FPS they would look like knuckleheads. If they commit to 30 FPS and end up higher (but under 60FPS) they get a golf clap. If they hit 60 FPS or higher they are high fived and heros.
  • || ... will run at *least 30 FPS. as in: at a *minimum 30 FPS.
  • The "at" should've been doubled.
    "will run at at least 30fps".
  • || Bear in mind that this is a translation of the quote.
    - maybe a poor translation -- but, it reads it will never drop below 30 FPS.
  • The CPU is capable of 60fps. The graphics can be set to hit the 60fps. I don't need 4K ultra settings but I want the 60fps. At least give us two modes. BTW Odyssey barley hits 60fps in ultra in 4k with a RTX2080Ti so no need for those settings.
  • This is true. I'm averaging 70fps at 1440p with a 9900k and a 2080Ti on ultra settings (literally everything on max). So imagine how this game would run on a $600 console at 4K. The problem is Ubisoft not the hardware.
  • 30 FPS games need to to be outlawed on next gen consoles.
  • If FPS matters that much to you, you shouldn't be buying consoles. Consoles are and always will be a budget entry to gaming that's relatively affordable to the masses.
  • Console have been on oar ir even exceeding pc till xbox 360 and ps3. Now with next gens xbox sx and ps5 they are on par with most high end pcs, specialy the xbox sx which has the processing and graphics power of 2080 so all games should run great if the developers optimise them properly and 60fps at 4k should not be a problem to achieve. So your comment of being budget is irrelevant. As of now build a similarly spected oc would cost you around 1400 so buying a consol at 499 as they more likely will cost that is a bargain
  • This is all due to Ubisoft not making good optimizations for either consoles. Or on the PC at that. They need to get better at optimization. Until then not buying their game
  • If it's not 60fps I'm not buying it.