When playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, expect a lower FPS on Xbox Series X than you may have anticipated due to a new announcement from Ubisoft. The company revealed that it will run “at a minimum of 30 FPS” on Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation console.
“Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at a minimum of 30 FPS,” Ubisoft told IGN. On Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we are committed to offer the best experience to our players by immersing them in the most beautiful worlds and environments we could create, and leveraging not only the graphics enhancements offered by the next generation of consoles, but also faster loading times and the new architectures.”
Microsoft is aiming for its new hardware to hit anywhere between 60 to 120 FPS with a 4K resolution. Of course, game development is complex and has factors that may lead to something, not what you expect. While it is more common on PC, you may get a setting to let you have a higher FPS and lower resolution when playing this holiday season if you want to reach for that 60 to 120 range.
To compare, Odyssey ran at 30 FPS on the Xbox One X, which was expected, but it did have higher graphical fidelity than the PS4 Pro. It does not have the option of lowering graphics for higher performance, so maybe things will look different for the upcoming Viking adventure title. With the advances of Microsoft’s PC looking console and launch being months away, we could see Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reach a higher FPS than Ubisoft’s statement leads.
We do know Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch with the new generation of consoles this holiday season. Expect the next entry of the franchise to be smaller in scope compared to the massive size of its Greek predecessor and more like the length of its Egyptian counterpart.