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Image courtesy of Ubisoft

"Assassin’s Creed Valhalla" is Ubisoft’s second-largest profit-generating game in Ubisoft’s history, the company revealed today in its latest earnings report.

Why it matters: "Valhalla," which launched in November 2020, has rocketed to that spot in under a year.

  • Ubisoft plans to release "great new content" for the game in the second half of the fiscal year, ending March 31, 2022.
  • It’s unclear whether the company will release a new "Assassin’s Creed" game next year; it did confirm, however, that upcoming project "Assassin’s Creed Infinity" will not be free-to-play.

Ubisoft also confirmed three game delays: "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake," "The Division Heartland" and "Rocksmith+."

  • The trio has been pushed to Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, a timeframe of April 2022 to March 2023. Its upcoming mobile game with Tencent is also slated for that same period.
  • On Twitter, the "Prince of Persia" team reassured fans that the game’s development “is still under way, motivated and inspired by your feedback.” The game has already had a few delays, mostly COVID-19-related.

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Bucs, Brady dominate on Monday Night Football

Tom Brady breaks a tackle on a QB scramble on Monday. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Buccaneers forced three turnovers and turned 307 Tom Brady passing yards into a big 30-10 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

  • The win snaps a two game losing streak and puts Brady over 3,000 yards passing on the season.
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The next big bottleneck in the global vaccination effort

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

The world still needs more coronavirus vaccines, but an additional bottleneck has emerged in many low-income countries: They need help getting shots in arms.

Why it matters: Increasing vaccination rates across the world is both a humanitarian necessity and the best way to prevent dangerous new variants from emerging, but it increasingly requires complex problem-solving.

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COVID-19 Omicron variant cases identified in Europe, U.K.

People wearing masks walk in London on Nov. 25. Photo: Li Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images

Health officials in the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany announced on Saturday that they've detected the first known cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Why it matters: The discoveries come as the world scrambles to respond to concerns over the new variant, discovered in South Africa earlier this week.