Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is off to a strong start as its player count on launch goes beyond Odyssey on its first day. The news comes from a press release by Ubisoft, stating that the Viking themed entry doubled the numbers of gamers diving into ancient Greece.
“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,” said Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO. “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 PlayStation 5 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.”
The latest entry in Ubisoft’s flagship franchise beating out the 2018 game is big news. When Odyssey launched, it had broken the record for the most successful launch week in AC history.
We may not have exact numbers here, but we have a glimpse at how well it is doing on various platforms. As the company cited Twitch as being a major factor in its successful launch, Twitch Tracker shows that, as of writing, the live viewers are over 76,000, live channels are slightly over 3,000, and it has peaked at over 280,000 views.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has its issues; many are reporting on bugs and other technical problems. That said, it has been reviewed well. Out of the platforms that have a score on Metacritic, it is currently at an average of 83.
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