Size matters

Update: Ubisoft has responded to our request for comment on Julien Laferrière’s claims that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a larger map than Odyssey’s. Here’s the statement we had back from the publisher:

“Odyssey has fantastic momentum. Our aim with Valhalla 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.”

So, we’re no clearer on whether the translated information below is accurate, but it sounds like Valhalla is aiming to at least keep you playing for a similar amount of time. Whether the map turns out to be larger or not, the upcoming game is going to be a big one.


Original Story: One thing you can’t dispute about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the sheer scale of it. It’s an insanely big game, with an enormous map filled with stuff to do and things to see. By the sound of it, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will follow in its predecessor’s giant footsteps.

A French language interview between YouTuber Julien Chièze and Ubisoft Montréal producer Julien Laferrière has provided info on the scope of the new game. The interview has been translated to English over on the game’s subreddit. According to this conversion, Laferrière says the game’s map is “probably a bit larger” than Odyssey’s.

“I do not have the exact figures at this stage, but we have not only created the whole country, which is in this case England, but also to a good part of Norway too,” the translation reads. That’s not to mention “other secret worlds” that Laferrière says have also contributed to the game’s size.

This quote doesn’t line up with what another Ubisoft employee stated recently. Malek Teffaha tweeted to a fan that the game is “neither the longest nor the biggest game in the series”, but this has since been deleted. The plot thickens.

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment on the translated quotes, and will update this story once we hear back. For now it sounds like Valhalla could be one huge game. Do you want the next Assassin’s Creed to one-up Odyssey in sheer size? Would you prefer Ubisoft scale things down for the upcoming sequel? Have your say in the comments section below.

[source youtube.com, via reddit.com, gamesradar.com]

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