The confirmation comes from Ubisoft Middle East head of communications, Malek Teffaha, through a Twitter post (translated by VG247).
— Abdullah Reviews 🧁 (@AbdallahBashan) May 2, 2020
“FYI, it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one,” he tweeted.
The Greek setting and expansion of the RPG mechanics set from Origins sat well with critics and audiences as it averaged an 85 on Metacritic across all platforms. How Long to Beat gives that insight into that critiqued length of the title. By completing the main story of Odyssey, it would take approximately 40 hours. With side activities that bump up to 78 hours, and with a full completionist run, it would take roughly 125 hours. To compare, its Egyptian predecessor takes about 29 hours for the narrative, 50 hours with the additional activities, and 82 hours to 100 percent the game. It is possible to see Valhalla be as short as the realm of Origins.
The franchise consists of open-world games with massive maps to explore with plenty of activities to enjoy. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might be shorter, it will still hold a hefty size to it as it will include a Norway region as well as four English kingdoms, so expect a chunk of time to be devoted, especially for you completionists.