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Ubisoft coy on Assassin's Creed: Valhalla map size

Published: 13:35, 20 May 2020
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla screenshot showing gorgeous scenery
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is looking gorgeous

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's map size remains one of the questions yet to be answered and Ubisoft's official response, while much appreciated, isn't very helpful.

We couldn't help but try our luck with the map size question, but Ubisoft's official response reads: 

"Odyssey has fantastic momentum. Our aim with Vahlalla is to build on that by creating a more approachable story, while adding more depth, and new features and activities to the open world that we believe will keep players engaged for a long time."

Granted, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's developer is probably sick of this question, as it's the one that has popped up too many times, while remaining unanswered. 

You may recall that the game's director Ashraf Ismail was similarly elusive in his recent interview, when he was asked to compare Valhalla's map to Odyssey or Origins. 

He stressed that he doesn't find those comparisons useful or meaningful, because the goal is to find what Assassin's Creed: Valhalla needs, rather than beat its predecessors in size. 

"We're in Norway and in England. Norway is breathtaking. It's a big world. There's a lot to discover and do in Norway. And then eventually the journey takes you to England", he said. 

England was, at the time, divided into four kingdoms with three major cities and a number of towns, villages and hamlets in between, which all seem to be recreated in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. 

Ubisoft Assassin's Creed: Valhalla screenshot showing a warrior with a banner looking at distant castle Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Enjoying the view

Ismail mentioned some famous landmarks like Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge, which should be a safe bet when it comes to making it into Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. 

He also discussed some "surprises in-between" while discussing locations, which could be good news for seasoned fans of the franchise.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla by Ubisoft Montreal

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