Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Creative Director Talks In-Game Map
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director, Ashraf Ismail, was recently interviewed and he gave insight into how big the new map will be. According to Ismail, the map will be quite large and it will center on ninth-century England and all of the territories it encompassed. The team will also be focusing on important turning points made in ninth-century England that helped shape Europe all those years ago. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2020, though no specific date has been set.
“We focus on four major kingdoms of England during this time period: Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia,” said creative director Ashraf Ismail. “So for history buffs, they can look for that. It’s a large part of England, and within that, you have three major cities: London, Winchester, and Jorvik (now called York in modern days, but Jorvik back then). And then we have a ton of towns and of course, we have Norway as well.” We’re looking forward to seeing the ninth-century England that Ubisoft creates for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
“The Viking Age is an incredible time period. Assassin’s Creed always visits pivotal moments in history,” said Ashraf Ismail. “Here we have a moment that gave shape to Europe and the England we know today … We have these incredible historic figures that have achieved really incredible things. It’s a time of war, a time of politics, a time of alliances. In terms of the bread and butter of Assassin’s Creed, it’s a really potent time period for us to delve into the series’ lore and also show a time period that has rarely been seen.”
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Source: Game Informer