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‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’ next-gen update is live, while Ubisoft addresses ‘Valhalla’ save issues on PlayStation consoles

From the “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” trailer | Photo credit: Ubisoft North America / YouTube screenshot

Ubisoft has released a few updates to new and old “Assassin’s Creed” games. The “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” can now finally run at a higher frame rate on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Meanwhile, the developer also addressed a game save issue that was affecting “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” players on PlayStation consoles.

‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’ will now play at 60 FPS

The developer announced the “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” version 1.6.0 on Twitter on Monday that will deliver the highly requested update to bring some next-gen updates to the 2018 game. According to a more detailed post on Ubisoft’s forums, the patch will go live on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. CEST / 2 a.m. ET / 4 p.m. AEST.

There is only one game improvement listed for the update, which is the much-awaited frame rate boost. With “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” version 1.6.0, the game should be able to target up to 60 FPS when played on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.

Players who already own the PS4 and Xbox One versions of “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” can get the update for free. It should be noted, though, that the version 1.6.0 update will need at least 370MB free storage space on Xbox One and 470MB on PS4.

“Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” became one of the most popular titles in the franchise. The game features a fictional history plot based on real-world events that happened in 431–422 BCE in ancient Greece. It also became a fan-favorite for bringing back naval combat mechanics, while players get to navigate ancient warships on the Aegean Sea. The title proved its popularity almost two years after it launched when Ubisoft announced it sold more than 10 million copies worldwide as of March 2020.

‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ gets a small Title Update

The latest game in the franchise, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” also receives an update this week. But the patch is deployed to fix an issue experienced by PS4 and PS5 players.

Ubisoft confirmed that there had been a “failed to save game” issue observed on PlayStation consoles. But it should be fixed through the small Title Update that went live on Monday, Aug. 23.

“This update addresses the failed to save the game issue when navigating Francia,” Ubisoft wrote. The “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” update will need 530MB free storage space on PS4 and 420MB on PS5.

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