Valheim has taken the gaming world by storm, it seems. Within a fortnight of Valheim launching, the Viking flavoured sandbox survival game has already sold over two million copies Coffee Stain Publishing and Iron Gate Studio have confirmed.
Since Valheim launched in Steam early access on February 2nd, it has massed a throng of fans exploring, crafting, building, and battling in its perilous open world. Much to the surprise of the game’s developer, Valheim hit a concurrent player count of 360,000, besting every other Steam game bar one at the time: Valve’s own indomitable Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).
“The gods have truly favoured Valheim. We’ve been refreshing the sales report to get the latest numbers, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down,” said Sebastian Badylak, Executive Producer at Coffee Stain Publishing. “We sold 275,000 units on Saturday, our highest number yet, and with the team hard at work actioning the Early Access roadmap, there’s so much more to come that will hopefully keep all these players engaged, and bring new Vikings onboard.”
New Valheim content has already been discussed by Iron Gate, including new biomes and enemies as well as expanded/improved game systems.
We recently went hands on with Valheim, Thomas sharing some thoughts on his time with the early access build of this up-and-comer:
Valheim, while a bit rough around the edges, has a number of genuinely nice touches to its gameplay. When cooking food, you have to actually stand by it as it cooks and take it off when it’s ready – leave it on for too long and you’ll be left with a piece of coal – but stand by a fire in a cramped space and you’ll start to die due to smoke inhalation. For a game that’s just entered Early Access, Valheim already feels like a mostly complete game.
The future feels bright for Valheim. With a solid arrangement of survival systems already in place, an engaging array of boss battles and plenty of extra touches, I can’t wait to see how the community shapes and guides this survival sim’s future development. This is definitely one to watch out for.
We’ll have more Valheim news, guides, and features in the near future.
Source: Press Release