Assassins Creed: Valhalla first look at the official World Premiere gameplay reveal

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, May 7, 2020 4:55 PM
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The Inside Xbox livestream began today, showcasing all the juicy in-engine gameplay for numerous Xbox Series X titles. There were some interesting announcements and reveals, but quite possibly the standout moment that was pretty much the only reason why most of us watched the stream, was the world premiere of official gameplay from the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla.

Although it wasn't quite gameplay as much as it was just in-engine footage of AC Valhalla, which may be disappointing for some who were looking for something more like an actual gameplay reveal. Nevertheless this is a good time to see what kind of graphics and visuals we can expect when Valhalla releases later this year, plus we heard a few more interesting pieces of info from the game's Creative Director, Ashraf Ismail.

Not quite what we were expecting, but we got some good information about the game at least. For one, players in Valhalla will take control over their settlement and lead their community as they try to live and thrive off of England's rich landscape. However, the ways in which players will do this including setting up raids on local villages, as well as planning assaults on giant English fortifications.

It also seems like AC Valhalla will be leaning more into character-driven choices, as Ismail also said that players will be "faced with very harsh choices as the leader of a community," which lines up well with that information we got previously about politics and diplomacy having an important role in Assassins Creed Valhalla.

In addition, several gameplay changes have been made as there is a "new fresh take on player progression, gear and weapon systems." Ismail didn't go into more detail on these unfortunately, but this could be welcome news to those who were left unsatisfied with Assassins Creed: Odyssey's progression system and bloated gameplay.

Lastly, Ismail also stated that they will be taking advantage of the hardware inside Xbox Series X, specifically stating the fast loading times they have been so religiously advertising, but considering the next-gen consoles will include ray tracing support, could we see the technology make it's way to AC: Valhalla?

Hopefully we'll get some actual gameplay soon, but at least we know we can all live out our fantasies of climbing over that famous rocky feature, Stonehenge, I can't be the only one right?

Assassins Creed: Valhalla is set to be released in Holiday 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X.

What did you think of the gameplay? Are you excited for Assassins Creed: Valhalla? What are you most excited about? Let us know!

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Pretty bad trailer, zero gameplay showed. I expect Odyssey with slightly better graphics and some new features, like that one was for Origins.

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15:14 May-10-2020

Maybe the real "gameplay" is how they are playing us.

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16:26 May-08-2020

game of the year with no gameplay :)

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11:40 May-08-2020

i guess ubi has no f idea what gameplay is

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00:19 May-08-2020

Where is gameplay? In the title

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22:44 May-07-2020

Ok...who the hell chooses the music for these trailers? Mortal Kombat, Doom and now this...

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23:14 May-07-2020

They want to attract people who play FIFA, Madden etc

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20:42 May-07-2020

What's with gaming media reporting about new gameplay when there isn't any? Every article on this subject ignores that there's no gameplay shown and making..

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20:43 May-07-2020

..excuses that at least we got in game footage? Will all media ignore on purpose that Ubi announced that they'll show actual gameplay?

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20:45 May-07-2020

And all new info we got was self explanatory and expected..

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10:17 May-09-2020

Wait you actually got even less space for writing than I do on this page? Wow, impressed.

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20:26 May-07-2020

Wow, they've done something incredible here. They managed to make a gameplay trailer featuring no playing of the game!

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19:48 May-07-2020

I like the gameplay very much.Many innovative things.Way to go Ubi!

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19:44 May-07-2020

Uhm... so where's the gameplay?

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17:26 May-07-2020

Yeah rubbish trailer, virtually no gameplay and what was shown may as well have been a still image. I'm playing Odyssey at the minute and getting bored of it. The last one I played and finished was Syndicate. It's okay as I got it in a sale and paid £13, but it's classic Ubisoft, a mish mash of their games in a massive open world. Valhalla will be more or less the same with a few new mechanics maybe and better graphics. I'll give it a miss I think.

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17:23 May-07-2020

So when do we get to see this gameplay? Or maybe my definition of gameplay is different from Ubisoft's?

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17:18 May-07-2020

it is like 2-3 seconds of gameplay?

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17:17 May-07-2020

Pretty bad trailer, zero gameplay showed. I expect Odyssey with slightly better graphics and some new features, like that one was for Origins.

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17:21 May-07-2020

Well i personally am hoping more for a Viking simulator like Black Flag was a "Pirates of the Carribean simulator" :)

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17:26 May-07-2020

Same here, this game was developed for the current gen so no way it's going to look a lot better than Odyssey. The only difference between ps4 and ps5...

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17:29 May-07-2020

version is going to be higher fps and res. I think that the next AC game is going to look insane once they drop the support for ps4 and fully utilize ps5

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20:32 May-07-2020

The games look stunning enough already, now if they could only put a little more care into the narrative...

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18:17 May-07-2020

but with Vikings man VIKINGS !!!

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