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Good news for Linux desktop and Steam Deck players! Assassin's Creed Valhalla is coming to Steam on December 6th.

Yet another company who tried vanishing to their own launcher, or to the Epic Store, is returning to Steam. Not really surprising though, considering Steam is still the biggest PC store around. I'll be giving it a run on Steam Deck when it releases, so I'll let you know what to expect from it.

This is not the only title coming to Steam, as Ubisoft confirmed to Eurogamer that Anno 1800 and Roller Champions will also be getting a Steam release.

Hopefully Ubisoft Connect won't be too problematic for Proton, so that players on Linux desktop and Steam can get to play them too. Considering how big a title like Assassin's Creed Valhalla is, I've no doubt if there's major problems that Valve would promptly look into getting it working.

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Bumadar 4 days ago
Don't compare it with the original assassins creed games, it's a nice game on it's own, it is huge though and as BA would say "I pity the fool who gets the full game and all dlc's" it is huge, easy 200+ hour sync. But the "forgotten saga" is worth a special mention, it was by far one of the most refreshing rogue like game I played in a long time, especially if you go for the achievements like reaching and killing end boss without using a shrine. Feels so impossible at first but amazing when you complete it.
After all these years I still know very little about Assassin's Creed. The impression I get, though, is that in the later games
  • You don't play an assassin

  • You don't have a creed

um . . .

Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 22 November 2022 at 7:42 pm UTC
Forge 4 days ago
Assassin's Creed ended with III. The main story writer left and it shows, all the metaplot just dried up and blew away. All the later games are just stabbing-simulator with more weapons/outfits/etc added periodically. The new settings/times are neat, and I own them all, but I resent them.

Uplay has been running fine on my Deck, though, so this should be a net win.
mylka 4 days ago
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: BlackBloodRumDid they remove Denuvo yet?

According to Augmented Steam (extension for Firefox)... nope.

this info is right above the languages. you do not need an addon

nice to have ubisoft back. i like AC and FC. splinter cell remake and hopefully a new prince of persia
but i hate the launcher. just a waste of DISC and RAM. especially on the stream deck you do not need more junk wasting RAM

Last edited by mylka on 22 November 2022 at 11:36 pm UTC
slaapliedje 3 days ago
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: slaapliedjeI've been playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey lately. Unfortunately on my desktop (running an nvidia 3080 RTX) it does not perform well enough under Linux, and the frame rate keeps dipping. Under Windows 10 it ran flawlessly, with HDR and all on (granted I had to turn off my 2nd and 3rd monitor to get HDR to work, and maybe that'd also help the framerate in Linux).

That being said, for some dumb reason, Ubisoft Connect times out after I've played it so long and just logs me out (even after telling it again and again to keep me logged in.) so if I want cloud sync to work, I have to re-login with all my credentials and 2fa after I play it for sessions longer than whatever that time out is... Then I upgraded to Windows 11. Now it keeps me logged into Ubisoft Connect, but the game locks up when I try to quit it. I can't win...

On the flip side of this, Odyssey works quite well on the Steam Deck. Granted it's not trying to push 3840x1200 like it is on my desktop.
See, the problem with dual booting like that is that both platforms sense you're a filthy traitor. If you don't take that into account you won't be sacrificing nearly enough chickens to keep them appeased.

Microsoft prefers that you sacrifice goats, and Linux always sacrifices children. Don't worry, your kids are safe, it's only children of naughty parent processes that get sacrificed.
fenglengshun 3 days ago
Quoting: CorbenNo we dislike them for coming back and bringing their launcher with it... causing launcher-ception!
You usually can skip them though. It can be annoying, but it's not as annoying as buying a game on their launcher.
hardpenguin 3 days ago
I hope they will add their subscription service to Steam, just like EA Play sub is available on Steam.
slaapliedje 3 days ago
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyAfter all these years I still know very little about Assassin's Creed. The impression I get, though, is that in the later games
  • You don't play an assassin

  • You don't have a creed

um . . .
Both Odyssey and Origins literally make me want to visit these places in real life (Greece and Egypt) though I suspect Greece still has some of the beauty left over from the game, whereas Egypt looks very different now.
But yeah, you do still play an Assassin... sort of. Because the Hashshashin, from which the word Assassin comes from did not exist until the late 11th century.

So if you really had been called an assassin, it would have been historically inaccurate.
chris.echoz 3 days ago
shame I already bought this on uplay due to a bug that gave me the $100 version for $10
Salvatos 3 days ago
Seems like the kind of game I would enjoy, but I’ve generally given up on buying games from AAA studios. Between the launcher idiocy and required account creation, the user-disrespecting EULAs/privacy policies and the strong tendency to require a connection to their servers for anything to work even for offline play, which inevitably breaks at some point, the grief just doesn’t seem worth it.
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