Judging by the latest email promo from Microsoft, Ubisoft's upcoming action-adventure Assassin's Creed: Valhalla could be coming to Xbox Game Pass along with Codemasters' Dirt 5.
UPDATE: Xbox have confirmed that the image containing Dirt 5, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Destiny 2 Beyond Light are in reference to Games Optimized for Xbox Series X|S only, not Game Pass.
Original story: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, one of the most anticipated games of 2020 could be coming to Xbox Game Pass. In an email, shared by a Reddit user named webbo117117 , Assassin's Creed: Valhalla appears in the Xbox Game Pass section along with other Game Pass confirmed titles such as Destiny 2: Beyond Light and Gears Tactics. Interestingly, Codemasters' Dirt 5 also appears in the promo image, which you can check out below.
Of course, since both Ubisoft and Microsoft are yet to confirm this, you should definitely take it with a grain of salt just like any other rumour or leak. These days, it's easy to fake images like this so don't get your hopes up just yet.
That being said, Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer recently confirmed that they have some "really great, strong" announcements to share regarding Game Pass. Of course, Spencer probably teased the Bethesda acquisition news, which happened yesterday, but it's also possible that Microsoft are not quite done with announcements just yet .
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla on Game Pass would certainly be another huge win for Microsoft over Sony and we would not be surprised if the game indeed appears on the subscription service since it's one of the titles that heavily advertised Xbox Series X | S lately and vice versa.
One thing that does not make sense, though, is why would Microsoft keep this a secret since pre-orders for the next-gen consoles went live today. Surely, with such a major coup, they would use it to boost the pre-orders and Game Pass sales even further but who knows, perhaps they have some other tricks up in their sleeve.
We have contacted Ubisoft for a statement and will update the article if the publisher decide to comment on the matter.