Last week, viking crafting survival game Valheim proudly announced that it had sold over a million copies, a great achievement for an early access game. Well, Valheim is not done yet and does impress Odin right by doubling the number less than a week later. Valheim is now gone and sold over 2 million copies and blew his contemporary Viking number out of the water to match.
Valheim’s developers Iron Gate Studio have announced that they have now sold over 2 million copies, and that they have set a new simultaneous player record of 360,000 over the weekend. That is more than double the record of 160,000 from last week.
“We did not really anticipate that,”
“Valheim has not been rushed, it is a product of more than three years of iterative development with features added, and tested on a core team with early adopters,” adds Svesson. Also as a designer I do not like to follow popular conventions, but try to go my own way, this seems to have worked out.
In fact, it seems to have worked out. Valheim is currently rocking a 96% recommendation from over 37,000 user reviews on Steam, two impressive numbers for an early access game.
I want to be the first to admit that my first reaction to Valheim was “bah, who wants more early access to survive?” I thought I was tired of the usual craft, but I like to build forts and crunchy villains while my friends scream next to me, so I admit I’ve got an envy. Golly, watching other people have fun on the internet was what got me into Fasmophobia, which I now do not want to shut up about. I guess we’ll see you all here in a week. Hold on to my mead, and all.
Valheim plans to be in early access for at least one year. Iron Gate has plans for four updates throughout 2021 in the roadmap, including a new Mistlands biome for their procedurally generated purgatory.
If you’re ahead of me on this curve, check out RPS’s Valheim tips and our guide on setting up a Valheim server for your Viking friends.
You can choose Valheim yourself on Steam for £ 16 / € 17 / $ 20.