Recently, Ubisoft Montreal announced that the final post-launch update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla until 2020 will be released on December 6, marking the end of the game’s development. Unfortunately, the latest update does not include the new game plus mode.
Valhalla is by far the biggest Assassin’s Creed title ever, with plenty of additional content released since 2020. The game will typically require hundreds of hours to complete all the content, yet many fans have requested and even asked for more through New Game Plus. As the game’s development time neared the end of its two-year content plan, there wasn’t any hope for the feature to arrive, and today Ubisoft finally announced that it wouldn’t be including the feature in the next update.
The developers also talked about the reason behind the feature’s absence in a blog post, saying that the game was built to be a unique experience and very different from its predecessors in structure. It offered new ways to engage with the world and its characters; as a result, when they researched the implementation of New Game+, they found that the game’s depth gave them limited options to make the replayability unique and rewarding.
While Ubisoft understands that this news has disappointed many, they also hope that the new content released in the past months has provided an exciting and challenging experience for those looking for replayable content, such as the rogue-lite-inspired Forgotten Saga.
Though it’s not all bad news, as they also talked about the upcoming content that will be added in the newest update, the most exciting addition is “The Last Chapter,” which the studio said will be a touching and intimate conclusion to Eivor’s saga. The update also adds a means to keep Eivor’s hood equipped even when he takes off his cloak. However, the developers have confirmed that this is purely cosmetic and will not affect gameplay or detection.