02/21/2022 7:45 pm
Ubisoft must be fascinated with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. We say this because at the time of writing, it was confirmed that this game has already exceeded one billion dollars in revenue, thus making it the most financially successful installment of the franchise. In October, it was even mentioned that Valhalla It was already the second most profitable game in the publisher French.
Valhalla hit the market just over a year ago, in November 2020, so this achievement is truly impressive. Despite being a single player experience, the title has been constantly updated with new weapons and armor that you can buy using real money. It also received two major expansions, Wrath of the Druids and The Siege of Paristo say nothing of dawn of ragnarok, which will debut next March.
Even though Valhalla is having a great performance, several reports affirm that Ubisoft is suffering from various internal problems. The pandemic, as well as certain allegations of harassment and discrimination, have complicated the development of several games to the point that, supposedly, this year they will be launching a new and smaller Assassin’s Creed.
Publisher’s note: I think this new open world formula with RPG elements is not the best path the franchise could take. The stories and narrative of the last three Assassin’s Creed have been quite weak, and I think that offering a linear experience, but more focused on its characters, would be ideal.