Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Now Launch Alongside Xbox Series X and S

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Now Launch Alongside Xbox Series X and S

Ubisoft bumps up Valhalla to be a launch game.

If Assassin's Creed Valhalla's old release date seemed like just too long of a wait, there's some good news this morning. Following the reveal of both of Xbox's next-gen console prices and release date, Ubisoft has bumped up the launch of Valhalla to coincide with both.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will now launch alongside the Xbox Series S and Series X on Nov. 10, rather than its previous date of Nov. 17. Announced today across its social media, this also includes the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC versions.

A PlayStation 5 release date announcement is likely forthcoming as well, once Sony follows suit and announces the release date for both models of its next-gen console. Assassin's Creed Valhalla will also support Smart Delivery for Xbox One, so those who don't buy into the next generation of Xbox right away can still upgrade their Xbox One copy later if they desire.

This sudden moving up of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gives Xbox a fairly solid launch title, which it was lacking in the wake of Halo Infinite's delay. Following that news, it's been easy to question whether Sony or Microsoft is actually ready for a next-gen console launch.

Still, while Xbox's first-party offering won't have its standard-bearer at launch, the third-party lineup around Nov. 10 is pretty strong. Alongside Valhalla, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set for Nov. 13 and Cyberpunk 2077 has finally settled on a Nov. 19 release date. The month of November is looking fairly stacked.

Ubisoft itself has faced a lot of criticism this year, due to its role in the larger reckoning within the games industry over allegations of misconduct and harassment that saw several top execs depart the company. Valhalla's own Creative Director was reportedly fired amid investigations into his own misconduct.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will line up with Xbox's next-gen launch this Nov. 10. No word yet on when it'll arrive on Sony's next-gen console, though a PS5 date will probably arrive whenever Sony confirms the system's launch details.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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