It’s Assassin’s Creed’s 15th Anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, Ubisoft held a special Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary Celebration stream.
There were interviews, announcements, some guy in a costume running around Ancient Egypt, that sort of thing. Yes, Assassin’s Creed, the first entry in the history-inspired sneak-em-up, was actually released in November 2007 so it’s not technically the 15th Anniversary yet, but we’ll let that slide.
There’s no news on Assassin’s Creed Barnsley, a game that exists only in our heads, but we did learn several things about Ubisoft’s plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest entry in the series. The stream also featured some insight into how the game series has been translated into other media; books, movies and so on.
So, in case you didn’t stick around for the stream, here’s a round-up of the main announcements:
- Assassin’s Creed Origins now has a next-gen console patch which lets the game run at 60 FPS
- To give people a change to experience the above, you can try Assassin’s Creed Origins for free between the 16th and 20th of June, across all platforms.
Discovery Tour: Viking Age, the stand-alone educational version of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on PC, Stadia, PlayStation and Xbox, for around £15.99.
- Ubisoft has a road map for celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the series, which you can find here.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be getting content from previous titles; for example, there are several Origins tattoos now available in Valhalla.
- Aside from this crossover content, Valhalla will also be getting another year of free content, including returning festivals, Mastery Challenge Pack 2 and Forgotten Saga, a rogue-lite mode.
- At the end of the year, Ubisoft will reveal the final, free chapter of Eivor’s story thought that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll get released this year.
You can watch the whole stream above, if you’re so inclined – there’s plenty of other content, including a discussion of how Assassin’s Creed ties itself into existing history and legend. And if you’ve yet to dive into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is available on PC, Stadia, Xbox and PlayStation, check out our review here.