French publishing giant Ubisoft has announced that its next Assassin's Creed game will be called Valhalla.
As announced in a Twitch live stream, artist Bosslogic gradually created a piece of artwork that revealed the new game is centred on Vikings – hence Valhalla. The world premiere scheduled for 5pm CEST today as announced on Twitter (below).
Overall, 15 development studios are working on the project. As is fairly usual, Ubisoft Montreal will take centre stage with the help of 14 other developers.
"Exciting. An immense congratulations to our studio warriors for all the good work and passion building to that reveal," said Ubisoft Montreal on Twitter.
"We'd also like to thank the 14 co-dev studios all around the world. You know who you are, and we're thankful for your dedication. Skàl."
Prior to the release of AC: Odyssey in 2018, Ubisoft revealed the franchise would take a break in 2019. In October 2018, within days of launch, the Ancient Greece inspired title experienced a 33 per cent higher concurrent player count on Steam than that of its predecessor Origins.
Furthermore, the French publisher claimed Odyssey was created without a "massive crunch."
Last month, Assassin's Creed: Origins actor Abubakar Salim founded his own studio based in the UK.
Watch the World Premiere of Assassin's Creed Valhalla April 30th at 8am PDT / 5pm CEST. #AssassinsCreed— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) April 29, 2020