Ubisoft announced this morning that two hit franchises will be available day one on the next generation Xbox consoles on November 10: Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
“With both releases available for the launch of the new Xbox Series X | S, Ubisoft brings players an opportunity to enter the next generation gaming experience with two of its most iconic franchises,” a press release said. “Leveraging the new consoles’ cutting-edge features and power, Ubisoft unleashes the depth of its open worlds in unprecedented ways and demonstrates its commitment to developing truly immersive games.”
Watch Dogs: Legion will launch worldwide on October 29 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.
“We are excited to announce that players will be able to discover Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sooner than expected! We cannot wait to see the world we’ve been creating over the past 3 years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X | S on November 10.” said Assassin’s Creed Valhalla producer Julien Laferrière.
“With the Xbox Series X | S, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take full advantage of the enhanced graphics, giving players the opportunity to experience the open world of Norway and England down to the very last detail. On Xbox Series X, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at 60 FPS in full 4K resolution.
The near-future London of Watch Dogs: Legion will fully benefit from the Hardware Accelerated Raytracing of the new Xbox Series X | S: from Piccadilly Circus and its giant digital screens to Camden High Street’s neon lights and holograms, the power of real-time ray traced reflections brings a never seen before level of realism to an urban playground.
In addition, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will both leverage the consoles power by offering higher resolution textures and improved shadow quality to players, along with clutter density on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Both games will be taking advantage of the Direct Storage, benefiting from faster loading times and a smoother world transversal experience.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion will leverage the Smart Delivery technology, allowing players to buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S on November 10, 2020. Cross-save functionality between Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S will also be supported on both games so players can keep their progression from one platform to another.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia on November 10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on PlayStation 5 “upon launch of the console,” Ubisoft said.