Seit heute Nachmittag teast Ubisoft in einem Video auf sehr interessante Weise den nächsten Teil. Und das schon mehrere Stunde laufende Video deutet mehr und mehr auf Wikinger hin, wie es schon länger vermutet wird:
So, instead of embarking on a never-ending journey to defog all the map, Valhalla's narrative is being built around your settlement, and through it. "It's your own Viking village you'll see prosper and grow, and which your clan mates will live in," Laferrière tells me via video call. "It's at the centre of our quests and the centre of the decisions you make. We want players to see the consequences of their actions." Big story arcs will begin and end here, the impact of your decisions rippling through your growing community. You'll see the effects of alliances - such as weddings to forge relationships between clans - and the consequences of "harsh choices you have to face". It's also where you'll see some of the game's romances play out (if you choose to indulge in those).
"It really changed the shape of the game we were making," Laferrière says. "Instead of exploring one territory, then moving on to another and having no real opportunity or reason to return, the settlement changes the structure. So you'll go on an adventure and then be encouraged to come back to your settlement. It changes the way we're playing the game we're making - at least, that's the bet we're making." It's not an entirely new concept for the franchise, but it's been a long time since Assassin's Creed tried to give players a proper home (boats and trains aside, AC3's rather basic Homestead is the last good example). It's also a tried and tested idea for the genre. As Laferrière speaks, he describes the settlement as a place of importance in Valhalla reminiscent of Skyhold and the Normandy, which players returned to time and again.
Hatte die Gamestar schon im letzten Jahr darüber berichtet. Und im Übrigen brauchst mich nicht ständig mit deiner Definition zu Waffen belehren...Bekannt war das nicht, soweit ich weiß, sondern einfach seit geraumer Zeit ein unbestätigtes Gerücht. Schwerter sind im übrigen auch Waffen.