AC Valhalla Side Quests Are “Almost Nonexistent”, Narrative Director Says; Extra Activities Next to Main Questline Will Occur More Spontaneously

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The next Assassin’s Creed, AC Valhalla, will feature almost no side quests, according to the game’s narrative director.

Speaking to Gamespot ahead of yesterday’s Ubiforward 2020 event, Valhalla’s narrative director, Darby McDevitt, said that, unlike previous recent Assassin’s Creed installments, the traditional side quest is “almost nonexistent” in Valhalla. Instead, the upcoming title will feature more “world events” next to the game’s main questline that will occur more spontaneously.

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According to the narrative director, the team took this route as it’s more in line with the game’s narrative. Having to find quests as an invader in England wouldn’t really make sense.

It will be really interesting to see how this pans out in Valhalla. While great, many players complained about the abundance of side quests in the recent RPG-style Assassin’s Creed installments, more particularly, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

During yesterday’s Ubiforward event, Ubisoft showed off 30 minutes of great-looking Valhalla gameplay. Be sure to check it out.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases later this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The cross-gen title is also coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, although a release date for the next-gen consoles hasn’t been specified yet.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you are Eivor, a fierce Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in your quest to earn your place among the gods in Valhalla.

LEAD EPIC RAIDS – Launch massive assaults against Saxon troops and fortresses throughout England. Lead your clan in surprise attacks from your longship and pillage enemy territories to bring riches and resources back to your people.

MERCENARY VIKINGS – Create and customize a unique Viking raider within your clan and share it online with friends to use during their own raids

WRITE YOUR VIKING SAGA – Advanced RPG mechanics allow you to shape the growth of your character and influence the world around you. With every choice you make, from political alliances and combat strategy to dialogue and gear progression, you will carve your own path to glory.

VISCERAL COMBAT SYSTEM – Dual-wield powerful weapons such as axes, swords, and even shields to relive the ruthless fighting style of the Viking warriors. Brutally decapitate your foes, vanquish them from afar, or stealthily assassinate targets with your hidden blade. Challenge yourself with the most varied collection of deadly enemies ever found in an Assassin’s Creed game.

A DARK AGE OPEN WORLD – Sail from the harsh and mysterious shores of Norway to the beautiful but forbidding kingdoms of England and beyond. Immerse yourself in the Viking way of life through fishing, hunting, drinking games, and more.

GROW YOUR SETTLEMENT – Construct and upgrade buildings that allow for deep customization, including a barracks, blacksmith, tattoo parlor, and more. Recruit new members to your clan and personalize your Viking experience.

News Source: Gamespot

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