The latest game from the popular Assassin's Creed series, Valhalla, will be released on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. French game giant Ubisoft announced this on Sunday evening during the online event Ubisoft Forward.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla takes place in the Viking era. There will also be a version for the new generation of game consoles, but Ubisoft will release the release date later. During the event, Ubisoft also demonstrated Watch Dogs: Legion, the often postponed spy thriller. It will now hit shelves on October 29.
The release date of Far Cry 6 leaked earlier: February 21, 2021. The game will then be available for both existing and new game consoles and can also be played via Google Stadia. Esposito plays a dictator from the fictional island of Yara. In the trailer, you can see how he gives his son Diego a hand grenade and pulls the pin there, with the warning that he will be hated by the people as a successor. Those people have rebelled in the island's capital, Esperanza. Players take the role of Dani Rojas, who can be played as a man or woman, and who uses guerrilla tactics to overthrow the dictator. Ubisoft has not yet released gameplay footage. A second cinematic trailer did appear, but few details about the game can be derived from it.
In Far Cry 6, lead a guerrilla revolution and battle dictator Anton Castillo, played by Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito.
Ubisoft announced that Hyper Scape can now be played in open beta. It's a new battle royal game in which a hundred players compete against each other in a dystopian city. Finally, the company also announced Tom Clancy's Elite Squad , the first mobile game in the series of games based on Tom Clancy's books, for August 27.
Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
The Ubisoft Forward event has been eclipsed by a recent series of allegations of sexual misconduct against the company. A number of women shared their stories on Twitter about several top executives and other senior employees of the company on Twitter.
The French newspaper Libération then investigated and discovered that at least a hundred complaints of misconduct were known to the company's HR department, including rape. Ubisoft announced on Saturday evening that CEO Serge Hascoët, HR chief Cécile Cornet and the chairman of the Canadian branch, Yannis Mallat, would resign.
Just before Ubisoft Forward, the company wrote in a message on Twitter that all announcements had been recorded long in advance. "The issues we are currently facing are therefore not discussed in the show. We still have a lot of work to do in this process." The decision not to raise the subject was criticized by the company on Twitter.