According to an Ubisoft representative, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be shorter than Odyssey, news that comes shortly after a botched promise for some real gameplay demonstration.
So far, we don’t know a lot about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It was announced just a week ago, and now we have two cinematic trailers and about 3 whole seconds worth of gameplay. The game does look good, with Ubisoft promising that the RPG mechanics have been reworked and that you’ll be able to play the game the way you want, without being forced to do side quests to advance the storyline. As the ultimate Viking fantasy, however, there will be a tradeoff. Well, as long as you were hoping for the game to last as long as Odyssey did.
The Head of Communications for Ubisoft Middle East, Malek Teffaha, has confirmed that Valhalla will be quite a bit shorter than Odyssey.
“FYI, it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one.”
That criticism is that Odyssey had over 60 hours of gameplay. As someone who really enjoys gaming I never understood what the criticism was. With a storyline that long, it might be a little hard to follow, but you certainly got your money’s worth. Unfortunately, a fair percentage of that us being forced to do various side quests to advance the story, but it is what it is.
This time around, we’ll be playing in both Norway and England, with the focal point being England. The game being shorter than Odyssey doesn’t mean the map will be small by any means, though, as you’ll be able to visit Stonehenge, York, London, and Winchester, among others. For now, we have no choice but to wait for another demonstration of gameplay – more than just 3 seconds, please – so stay tuned for updates.