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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been formally announced by Ubisoft, and it's confirmed to be coming to Stadia so you will be able to stream it on Linux at release. For those of you hoping to grab it on Steam to play with Steam Play Proton, you're in for some disappointment there as it's going to the Epic Games Store instead. At least with Stadia, there's still a way to play right away.

More: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla throws players axe-first into ninth-century England, an age of warring kingdoms and Viking conquest. As Eivor, a fierce Viking raider, you’ll lead your clan to build a new home amid England’s fractured dominions.

You can see the first story trailer if you're interested below:

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I'm a huge fan of the setting! I somewhat recently blitzed through the Vikings TV series and so this news has me personally quite pumped-up and excited. After playing quite a lot of Assassins Creed Odyssey on Stadia, which works impressively well, hopefully this will too. It's launching "Holiday 2020"

As a reminder, the Stadia game streaming service is now open to anyone in the supported countries (14 total currently). You also get two months free Stadia Pro which comes with multiple games - more on that here.

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So hidden axe instead of blade otherwise 0/10
TimeFreeze 30 Apr
I was really hyped about it. But again Epic only? Well thanks for saving me money i guess....
t3g 30 Apr
I don’t play these games, but if you play an Ubi game on Steam it launches Uplay after. Is the Uplay integration workable in Proton?


Last edited by t3g on 30 April 2020 at 4:41 pm UTC
KohlyKohl 30 Apr
The trailer in the article is region locked and doesn't work in the US.
Mohandevir 30 Apr
Is it a timed exclusive? If so, guess I'll wait for it to show on Steam and maybe I'll think about buying it, when it will be 50% off... Even then, I have Assassin's Creed Origins and never got through my first run. Whenever I play, I have a feeling of confusion and I gave up because of that. Lack of focus? I don't know, but I don't feel invested in it... It's probably just me though.
Sayuri 30 Apr
I tried the Epic Games store once and its hot garbage.
robertosf92 30 Apr
Quoting: t3gI don’t play these games, but if you play an Ubi game on Steam it launches Uplay after. Is the Uplay integration workable in Proton?

Yes, at least Watch Dogs 2 worked for me.

Am I the only one who thinks that all that's left of the old Assassin's Creed are the name, the watchtowers and the hidden blades? I mean, we haven't heard from the order since Syndicate (it's well worked out, but I find it dissapointing nonetheless)
Liam Dawe 30 Apr
Quoting: KohlyKohlThe trailer in the article is region locked and doesn't work in the US.
Oh sorry, seems I grabbed it from the UK YouTube, have switched it for their generic named channel which I assume doesn't have such issues.
Kyrottimus 30 Apr
It seems like Ubi's policies are a match made in heaven for Epic's store--Uplay bloat on top of a bloated EGS launcher.

At least games like Borderlands 2 or 3 has you log into SHiFT while *INSIDE* the game--a much more elegant method. BL3 was an EGS exclusive at launch, but that was temporary.

As far as Stadia goes, I live too far from their game servers, my ping on any game sever beyond 200miles (~320km) is usually 100ms+, which is too much input delay for my liking/tolerance.

Granted, I haven't tried Stadia, but discretion being the better part of valor, I realize my relatively isolated location here in Montana would dictate that no manner of fancy "predictive" algorithm would mitigate the 100ms+ pings I would likely experience with a game-streaming service like Stadia.

This is aside the fact that Google to me is yet another Microsoft, and I avoid them if at all possible...but that gets into my own personal values against business practices that may or may not bother other people, and I'm not about to denigrate others for liking or using their products and services.


Last edited by Kyrottimus on 30 April 2020 at 5:26 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 30 Apr
Quoting: KyrottimusGranted, I haven't tried Stadia *snip*
Well, right now you don't need to pay a penny when you sign up. You've got nothing to lose but time and possibly gain a new way to play games. Worth trying at least and keeping an eye on.
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