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Ubisoft detail Assassin's Creed Valhalla accessibility options

Published: 07:58, 15 October 2020
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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's focus on accessibility options has been detailed by Ubisoft today. The game features many core gameplay features as well as customization options designed to improve both usability and accessibility for players.

Ubisoft have been focusing on accessibility features for their upcoming games Watch Dogs: Legion and Immortals Fenyx Rising and another major release Assassin's Creed Valhalla will also follow the same path. 

Today, the publisher detailed the game's many core gameplay features, as well as a customization options designed to improve both usability and accessibility for players.

When it comes to gameplay, there's a lot of options that you will be able to tweak to your liking. The focus was on three aspects - fighting, stealth and exploration of the game. You can turn off features like screen shake and choose from four options to customise fight, stealth and exploration difficulty. There's' also an option to turn off blood and gore content.  

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Valhalla will also feature plenty of HUD and UI options. These include menu font size slider, icons size, HUD configuration and a lot more. Ubisoft say that one of the frustrations with Origins was small font size but they have addressed the issue early on with Valhalla.

"A big topic for us was menu font size. One of our frustrations with Assassin’s Creed Origins was that we realized way too late that our font size was too small," Maimouna Brownrigg, user interface team lead at Ubisoft Montreal said. "We ended up talking about this and addressing it very early on [for Valhalla].

The accessibility options also include audio settings, which will allow the player to boost dialogue, reduce the music frequency and of course add subtitles if necessary. 

A detailed look at all accessibility options can be found on Ubisoft's website.

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