Assassin's Creed Valhalla Had Twice the Amount of Players at Launch Compared to Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Valhalla received a big player base at launch, totaling twice as many players as what Odyssey received at launch.

November 13, 2020

It looks like either gamers out there are really wanting to play the new Assassin’s Creed game or new console owners need a new game to play on their shiny next-gen system. According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had double the players on launch day compared to the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

In a press release, Ubisoft shared the success it was seeing in its new game. The publisher stated it saw “exceptional player activity” and expect for the “trend to continue” as sales increase for next-gen systems.

Yves Guillemot, the founder of Ubisoft and CEO, stated: “We are humbled by the reception from the players and extremely proud of what our teams have accomplished with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which builds on the amazing success of its predecessors. In the context of COVID-19, shipping Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on no less than seven platforms is an incredible achievement for all of the teams involved around the world. We are excited to greet players on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 with a game that unleashes the power of the new hardware. This paves the way for an exciting holiday, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla set to be one of this season’s biggest hits.”

Valhalla just recently released on November 10 alongside the launch of the Xbox Series X|S. What is interesting is that this statement from Ubisoft came before the game was able to launch on the PS5 on November 12. I am sure the newly released Playstation will only contribute to the player base. The game is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC as well. Make sure to check out DualShockers’ official review of the game right here.

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Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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