The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Expansion Has Apparently Been Turned Into A New Standalone Game!

According to reports, Ubisoft has turned an Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion featuring Basim into a standalone game that will be released either this year or in 2023.

According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the project, codenamed Rift, have stated that it will not have a massive open-world but will instead focus on stealth gameplay and will be “smaller in scope” than previous Assassin's Creed games.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Rift was allegedly turned into its own game in late 2021 in order to fill out Ubisoft's otherwise sparse release schedule, and it is expected to release before Assassin's Creed Infinity, the upcoming evolution of the franchise that is rumored to be a Fortnite-style evolving platform game.

Eurogamer stated that it is also familiar with Rift and has learned from reliable sources that it will take place in Baghdad prior to the events of Valhalla. Basim has already been confirmed to be a descendant of the Abbasid Caliphate, whose capital city Baghdad served as the setting for Valhalla during parts of the 9th century when the story takes place.

According to Bloomberg, a Ubisoft spokesperson stated that the company does not comment on rumors or speculation as they do a disservice to our development teams and community.

In addition, Ubisoft has a “solid and exciting line-up of titles in our pipeline, both established brands with new story twists and features, and brand new IPs that will continue to change the landscape of today’s video games.” according to the company.

Despite the fact that Valhalla is set to release in November 2020, Ubisoft has continued to add new content to the game, including missions featuring Kassandra, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, into Valhalla in the series' first-ever crossover.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The next major expansion for Valhalla, the Dawn of Ragnarök, is set to release on March 10 and will allow players to take on the role of the Norse God Odin as he battles to prevent the end of the world.

As described by IGN, “Assassin's Creed Valhalla” is a “great” game that is a “big, bold, and ridiculously beautiful entry in a series that finally delivers on the much-anticipated era of Vikings and the messy, political melting pot of England's Dark Ages.”

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