Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Will Launch Alongside Xbox Series X on Nov. 10

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Next-gen console news is rapidly churning out thanks to a recent leak regarding the Xbox Series S. Microsoft has now confirmed the launch date for both the Xbox Series S and Series X: November 10.

At the same time, Ubisoft has revealed that the highly anticipated next chapter in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will also launch on November 10, making it a lunch game for the next generation of Xbox consoles.

“We are excited to announce that players will be able to discover Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sooner than expected,” said Julien Laferrière, Producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “We cannot wait to see the world we’ve been creating over the past three years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X and S on November 10th.”

Watch Dogs: Legion, which is releasing October 29, will also be available as a next-gen title on November 10. Both games will enjoy higher resolution textures, improve shadow quality, and faster load times on next-gen consoles.

Both games also support Smart Delivery, meaning players can purchase one game that’s compatible with both current and next-gen consoles of the same company. Cross saves will also be supported, so you can keep your progression when upgrading to the next gen console.

Ubisoft has cryptically confirmed that both titles will also be launch titles for the PlayStation 5 “upon the launch of the console.” Sony has yet to announce prices or release date for their next console, but expect that to change soon.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will release on November 10. They’re rated M for Mature.

Ubisoft’s First Digital Conference, Ubisoft Forward, Debuts July 12

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With the cancellation of E3 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many game studios are turning toward digital streams, events, and conferences. Last week Microsoft showcased 13 upcoming games for the Xbox Series X in the Inside Xbox event. Ubisoft will be hosting their first digital conference , Ubisoft Forward, on July 12 at 12 pm Pacific/3 pm Eastern.

The official news post is extremely brief. Ubisoft promises “an E3-style showcase with plenty of exclusive game new, exciting reveals, and much more.” E3 press conferences are typically between one and two hours, and feature new game reveals, in-depth gameplay videos, and developer presentations.

The biggest upcoming Ubisoft game is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which was announced during an artist livestream of the official banner art, followed by a cinematic trailer. Another trailer was shown during the Inside Xbox event, but many fans were disappointed that we didn’t get a look at actual gameplay yet. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due to launch this holiday season.

Watch Dogs: Legion is another upcoming Ubisoft game. It was announced during last year’s E3 press conference, and featured a mesmerizing gameplay trailer with multiple playable characters. It was initially due to launch in the first half of 2020, but has been delayed to the latter half.

Other upcoming Ubisoft games we hope to see more of are Gods & Monsters, a Breath of the Wild-esque action-RPG, Roller Champions, a roller derby sports game, and Rainbow Six Quarantine, the first new game in the shooter series since 2015’s Rainbow Six Siege.

Ubisoft Forward will stream digitally on July 12, presumably on their official Twitch and YouTube channels.