Ubisoft’s flagship franchise is making its return to Steam, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla arriving alongside the game’s final DLC expansion.
After years of putting its PC titles exclusively on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Connect, Ubisoft will once again release games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Steam. Although already two years old, Valhalla is still being supported with a final content update that will tie up any remaining loose ends for the game’s story. With Valhalla‘s ongoing development coming to an end, more players than ever before will be able to experience the title with all of its content.
The Steam page for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is already live, and the game will release alongside its final DLC on December 6, 2022. Unfortunately, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is not getting New Game+ with the expansion. However, Ubisoft fans on Steam do have more content to look forward to; according to Eurogamer, other Ubisoft titles will be coming to Steam as well. Anno 1800 is returning to Steam after being delisted in 2019, and Roller Champions, which just came out in May, will also make it to the platform. Besides confirmation of the titles coming to Steam, no official release window has been given for them at this time.
AC Valhalla Shows Ubisoft Hasn’t Ended Its Relationship With Valve
With Ubisoft’s flagship series coming back to Steam, other titles from the company might follow suit. After Ubisoft’s partnership with Epic and its attempts to push its own storefront, other releases from the developer like Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division 2, and Watch Dogs: Legion were also kept off of Steam. Even if Ubisoft isn’t updating games like Watch Dogs: Legion and some of its other titles anymore, users who primarily rely on Steam would likely still appreciate their inclusion. No updates have been given about these games specifically, but in a statement Ubisoft spokesperson Jessica Roache made to The Verge, it was said that the company has never ended its relationship with Valve. With this in mind, Steam users may see more Ubisoft games come to the store in the future.
For Assassin’s Creed fans, more content is on the horizon than just DLC. The next installment in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, is slated for 2023. Currently, the title is only purchasable on Epic Games and Ubisoft’s own online store for PC, but given this recent news, there is potential for the game to come to Steam down the line as well. Information on Assassin’s Creed‘s Basim spinoff game is still light, and this is especially true regarding its potential Steam release. Since the game launches in the following year, Steam users will find out soon whether Mirage will be available to them or not.
On all platforms, fans can try the last expansion coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Although it won’t feature New Game+, players going into the title for the first time on Steam will be able to experience all of its post-launch content. Steam users looking forward to the game can add it to their wishlist now before it officially becomes available on the store.