Assassin’s creed Valhalla expansion reportedly made into a stand-alone video game

Assassin's creed Valhalla expansion reportedly made into a stand-alone video game

Ubisoft reportedly made Basim's Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion into a standalone title that will be released either in this year or 2023.

Bloomberg reports that Rift, a codename for the project, has been described by people familiar with it as focusing on stealth gameplay rather than an open-world. It is smaller in scope than other Assassin’s Creed games.

Rift was allegedly transformed into its own game in the late 2021 to meet Ubisoft's limited release schedule. This is expected to come before Assassin's Creed Infinity which is rumored as a Fortnite-style evolving platform video game.

Eurogamer stated that it is familiar with Rift, and has heard from several sources that the event will be held in Baghdad prior to Valhalla. Basim has already been confirmed to be from Abbasid Caliphate. Baghdad was the capital of parts of the 9th Century when Valhalla was set.

Bloomberg was informed by a spokesperson for Ubisoft that they don't comment on speculation or rumors because they are harmful to our development teams, and the community.

They added that Ubisoft has a “solid and exciting line-up of titles in our pipeline, both established brands with new story twists and features, and brand new IPs that will continue to change the landscape of today’s video games.”

Valhalla is still receiving new content, despite its release in November 2020. Ubisoft has added missions featuring Kassandra, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, into Valhalla as part of the series' first crossover.

The next major expansion for Valhalla, the Dawn of Ragnarök, is slated to release on March 10 and lets players take on the role of Norse God Odin as he fights to stop the end of the world.

IGN said Assassin's Creed Valhalla was “great”, and a “big, bold, and ridiculously beautiful entry to the series that finally delivers on the much-requested era of the Viking and the messy, political melting pot of England’s Dark Ages.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale

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