Breakout early access sensation Valheim, the Nordic theme for survival that is taking the gaming world by storm, has sold more than 5 million copies since it was launched on Steam on February 2, developer Iron Gate Studio announced on Wednesday. At a retail price of $ 19.99, there is approximately $ 100 million in revenue before Valve’s cuts and other expenses are accounted for.
The Swedish studio developed the game with a team of just five people and was released on Steam’s Early Access platform in February, fighting the top five games on Steam with more than 500,000 concurrent players at some point last month. (It is currently at No. 4 on the Steam charts, only at the back Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and PlayerUnknown̵
The closest analog to Valheimsuccess is PUBG, which has the record with the highest number of players on Steam at more than 3.2 million. Which PUBG, which undoubtedly pushed the battle royale genre into the mainstream with its unique 100-player grip on competitive survival shooters, Valheim combines craftsmanship and survival sim mechanics from popular games such as Minecraft and Rust and give them new life.
“Valheim continues to attract critical acclaim and player recognition, with over 115,000 positive user reviews on Steam, ”Iron Gate and publisher Coffee Stain Publishing wrote in a press release. It has also climbed the ranks of the 250 top-revised games of all time on the platform, now at number 39. On Twitch, Valheim has maintained a steady stream of viewers, and fans have now spent more than 35 million hours watching Valheim gameplay, and over 16,266 years to play. ”