A new video posted on social media giant Instagram features how real-world locations inspired some important areas in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and their precise in-game portrayals are. The game, which was released a few days ago for current and next-gen consoles, is set during the 9th century with a band of Vikings establishing in England after moving from their home in Norway.
The in-game open-world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla features a number of real-life locations. Areas such as Norwich, York, and London are all simulated in Ubisoft’s latest project, with places from Norway also flaunted.
Obviously, there are also other fictional realms, with fans able to venture into the mythical lands of Jotunheim and Asgard. It also recently became confirmed that another key location known as Ravensthorpe is also inspired by a real-life location. However, this was actually an accident, with developer Ubisoft Montreal not intentionally including what was indeed a legitimate English village.
Now, an intriguing video has surfaced on Instagram displaying the real-life inspirations for numerous areas in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Posted a few hours ago by Assassin’s Creed’s German-language site, the clip features comparisons between places from Norway and England that were included in Ubisoft’s popular game.
The description following the short clip mentions that “regardless of whether it is reality or in-game, the scenes in England and Norway are breathtaking.” The video proves how remarkable the environments and models are and how the developers precisely represented iconic locations like the White Cliffs of Dover and Stonehenge as well as various glacial lands and forests.
Sadly, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has also become a subject of criticism because of its multiple bugs and glitches. The game suffers from dozens of graphics problems which leads to broken textures and animations appearing in and out of existence.
However, the worst issue of the game is undeniably a recent bug that corrupts a player’s game files and forces them to delete the entire game and reinstall it. Based on several players, this was the only way to repair the problem and be able to play the game again.
Witnessing how precise Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s real-life locations are is pretty amazing, especially when side-by-side comparisons are displayed. It also provides a really great manifestation of just how much effort the development team has invested to make the game look more authentic as it can possibly be. All these efforts have paid off as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been considered as one of the best installments in the series for a very long time.