In a recent interview with Game Informer, Ubisoft presented some more details about its next game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Valhalla. The game's story focuses on Eivor, a warrior who travels with his Vikings sacking English kingdoms.
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What was said in the Assassin's Creed Valhalla interview?
In the interview there was a little talk about the game map, and the interviewee was creative director Ashraf Ismail. It was asked:
“What can you say about the scope of the Valhalla world? is a large map of England? How does Norway get into this? ”
And the answer was: “It's Norway and England's Dark Ages - specifically the XNUMXth century. In terms of England, it's a pretty big map. We focused on four major kingdoms in England during this period: Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia. So for history fans, they can look for it. It is a large part of England, and in it you have three major cities: London, Winchester and Jórvík (now called York in modern days, but Jórvík at that time). And then we have a ton of cities and, of course, we also have Norway.
This is the core. We have other surprises that I won't go into in terms of the world and the map. But that is the heart of the journey. We started in Norway and saw the natural beauty of this world, but we also felt the difficulty of living in this arid land ... so, we moved from there and settled in England. And then it's about traveling through the kingdoms of England. Obviously, players can come and go to Norway as they wish. There is a lot to see and do in Norway. ”
In other words, it seems that, in addition to the “core” that would be the 3 major cities, a great environment would be created for the experience of the game, making the game have a very large map.