Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s second year of content will surprise players, says Ubisoft
Ongoing support will make Valhalla “the best performer ever for the franchise”
Ubisoft expects to surprise players with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s second year of content.
During the publisher’s first quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Ubisoft’s chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet called the upcoming content for the game “surprising” on two occasions, suggesting the company has something out of the ordinary planned.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released in November 2020. Its first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids, launched in May, and its second expansion, The Siege of Paris, will be released in the next few months.
“We will continue to deliver powerful Assassin’s Creed content over the coming months and years, starting with an ambitious post-launch plan for Valhalla, including the Siege of Paris expansion coming this summer, the release of the Discovery Tour Viking Age, and a very ambitious and surprising second year of content for the first time in the franchise’s history,” Duguet said on Tuesday.
He also said during the earnings call: “We are pushing the live service model to a level that allows Valhalla to be the best performer ever for the franchise to date, and we will be coming with exciting and new news and surprising [announcements], including for the second year of content.”
Ubisoft first confirmed in June that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a second year of expansions in 2022.
“For the first time on an Assassin’s Creed title we’ll be supporting the game well into its second year,” said Ubisoft Montreal senior community developer Karen Lee.
“While this year will be a very active year for the game, we’re already working on more expansions for next year. Something tells me that Eivor is not done with Odin yet.”
The next Assassin’s Creed Valhalla title update looks set to introduce one-handed swords to the game. Ubisoft teased the arrival of the heavily requested feature in a tweet from the official Assassin’s Creed account on Monday.
During Tuesday’s earnings call, Ubisoft also provided a few additional details about the recently revealed Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is claimed to be a massive online game that will evolve over time as a live service.
Duguet called Infinity “an exciting and ambitious project for the franchise”. He also said Ubisoft is “committed to staying true to the DNA of AC, meaning that we come with high quality narrative experiences”.