Fans’ Excitement Turns To Disappointment, as Ubisoft Confirm the Future of Assassin’s Creed New Game+ Mode

Published 11/20/2022, 11:00 AM EST

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After all the anticipation, Ubisoft has confirmed the future of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s most anticipated mode, New Game+. Two years ago Ubisoft told fans that they are working on a mode where players can replay the game with all their buffs from the main storyline intact. 

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Unfortunately, the mode is officially scrapped. Getting this news way ahead of the game’s final update made the fans very disappointed. The loyal followers of the Assassin’s Creed franchise were eagerly waiting for this feature for the past two years. Alas, All-father Odin wasn’t with them this time. 

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Assassin’s Creed is an open-world action-adventure stealth video game franchise published by Ubisoft and developed mainly by its studio, Ubisoft Montreal. Just like Call of Duty, God of War, and GTA, Assassin’s Creed is also an icon in the modern gaming culture. 

With each installment, Assassin’s Creed has been evolving. With bigger maps, sharper gameplay, and deep narratives, the modern AC games are in a league of their own. Valhalla is the biggest example of how far the series has come. The game is vast and filled with content. But that doesn’t mean it has no flaws. 

Devs of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla share their thoughts on New Game+ 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a huge game on its own. The main campaigns take nearly 60 hours to complete. So it may seem like there is no need for a post-game mode when the mainline story is so big. But the vastness of the main campaign makes it very hard to explore all the aspects of each character in a single playthrough. And without a New Game+ there is no sufficient way to go back in the game and approach a different route. 

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To give transparency to the matter, the team behind the game said, “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been built as a unique Assassin’s Creed experience, one that is very different from its predecessors in its structure, offering new ways of engaging with the world and its characters. When investigating the implementation of New Game+, we realized that the depth of the game gave us limited options to make replayability unique and rewarding.”

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They further said, “We understand this news will come as a disappointment; however, we hope that the new content released in the past months, including never-before-seen experiences like Forgotten Saga, has provided an exciting and challenging experience for those seeking more replayable content.”

How did the fans react to the announcement? 

Fans were very mixed about the announcement. Some expressed that the game doesn’t need New Game+ mode. Others were very critical of the game and suggested that people should focus on other new games than focusing on this old one. 

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