Ubisoft yesterday shared some news with Assassin's Creed Valhalla players - announcing the game would be wrapping up its post-launch support on December 6th, 2022.
Perhaps the most difficult part of this announcement was Ubisoft's update on the "highly requested" New Game+ feature. In short, the team feels it was working with "limited options" to make the "replayability unique and rewarding" - so has abandoned the idea. Here's the main reason behind this decision:
"Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been built as a unique Assassin’s Creed experience, one that is very different from its predecessors in its structure, offering new ways of engaging with the world and its characters. When investigating the implementation of New Game+, we realized that the depth of the game gave us limited options to make replayability unique and rewarding."
"We understand this news will come as a disappointment; however, we hope that the new content released in the past months, including never-before-seen experiences like Forgotten Saga, has provided an exciting and challenging experience for those seeking more replayable content."
Alongside this news, Ubisoft explained how Title Update 1.6.2 would be the final content update for the game. It will include some "exciting new content" as well as "The Last Chapter" - a conclusion to Eivor's saga:
"This epilogue will tie up some of the storylines developed throughout the game and offer closure to your time among the Raven Clan."
This will also see the end of "time-limited" festival events in Ravensthorpe:
"For those who did not have the chance to participate in the Yule, Ostara, Sigrblot, or Oskoreia Festivals, all rewards from past festivals will be available at all merchants located throughout England upon completing the quest The First Night of Samhain (Glowecestrescire arc). This will give you the opportunity to acquire rewards you might have missed out on in exchange for silver. We will also be adding brand-new rewards in this update as a thank you for your continued support! More info to come in our next patch notes."