Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has slowly yet steadily garnered loads of players. The game came out last year and has been successful than most other Ubisoft launches in recent times. The success is only getting better as Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is its “second largest profit generating game.” This will be encouraging for the developers as some previous launches have been a mixed bag.
Ubisoft came out with its Q2 earnings report which reveals that Valhalla is doing good in terms of sales and has even beaten Assassin’s Creed Odyssey “across the board since its release.” In November last year, Ubisoft reported that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the “biggest launch for any Assassin’s Creed game to date.” The game has now achieved a new feat just before its first anniversary. The expansions are doing pretty well and have managed to attract both new and old players. As per the publisher, particularly, the Siege of Paris expansion has had a “record engagement.”
The developer has already promised that the game will be supported for the second year and will bring new content to the table. This can well translate into Valhalla breaking some more records. Recent leaks and data mining have pointed that the first of these expansions might be Dawn of Ragnarök but don’t expect any official announcements until or before March of next year. In its earnings report, the publisher did briefly say that it intends to “deliver great new content… notably in the second half of the current fiscal year.” Ubisoft games have been all over the map in recent few years. Watch Dogs Legion failed to grab attention while the Battle Royale Hyper Scape failed miserably. The news of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla doing good is a much-needed win for the company. Ubisoft is also working on a new Assassin’s Creed game called Infinity. The developers might want to take some clues from the recent success of Valhalla and build upon them.
Apart from this, Ubisoft reminded us again about its upcoming games, such as the pirate adventure Skull & Bones, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Roller Champions, and the freshly delayed Rocksmith+, and the largely unknown in-action Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake. The company has delayed the free-to-play The Division spin-off Heartland and is now slated to release sometime in 2022-23.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows.