The recently announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is releasing this holiday season on both current gen and upcoming consoles. However, it will be an Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Uplay Service exclusive for PC players similar to The Division 2.
Last year, it came as a huge surprise when Ubisoft announced that The Division 2 would be an exclusive for the Epic Games Store. They also asserted that the future titles will also be exclusive to the aforementioned platforms; thus, effectively ditching steam.
According to Uplay’s Vice president Chris Early, they severed ties with Steam due to their unrealistic business model: “”It doesn’t reflect where the world is today in terms of game distribution.
In essence, Steam keeps 30% of the revenue generated from sales, wheres Epic only takes a 12% cut.
As for the game itself, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will continue the feature of choosing your own character which originated from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
However, unlike Odyssey, you will only get the choice to choose between a male or female counterpart of the same character opposed to having two unique ones. As such, you will play as Eivor: “a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled to release in the holiday season 2020 for Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, and Stadia. However, for PC players they will have to download Epic Games Store to play the game. It will also be available as part of the UPlay+ subscription service.