IN A NUTSHELL:
- Malek Teffaha from Ubisoft admitted that AC: Valhalla will not be the longest and biggest game in the series;
- A tweet about it was removed very quickly.
It seems that the recently announced Assassin's Creed: Valhalla may be a game of a slightly smaller scale than AC: Odyssey. Referring to the article describing the size of the game, Malek Teffaha - head of Ubisoft's communications department in the Middle East - said that in this respect, the developers took to heart the criticism of the previous part (via VG24/7).
“FYI, it won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series. They addressed criticism on this one,” Teffaha wrote on Twitter.
Interestingly, this tweet disappeared from the website in no time, which suggests that the French company does not want similar information to function in public space. It should be noted, however, that this does not necessarily mean a problem with the size of the game - it's just that "smaller than the previous part" is not exectly the advertising slogan you want advertising your groundbreaking next-gen title.
One should also remember the criticism mentioned by Malek Teffah - that Assassin's Creed: Odyssey at times actually gave the impression of being too big, which unfortunately also translated into quality of the content it offered. The game seemed overstretched and the tasks, locations and activities lacked diversity. It is to be hoped that in the case of Valhalla the devs did something beyond down-sizing the map, i.e. took care of the quality of content.
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - official website