Every so often a new game releases which takes much of the industry by storm, launching to immediate success and fanfare. Currently, this game is Valheim. Having launched in Early Access on the 2nd of February, the open world survival game has already sold 2 million copies.
Making the announcement, the game’s developers said “We wanted to start by sharing a giant troll-sized thank you! In just 13 days Valheim has been purchased by over two million Vikings, and this weekend we reached a new peak concurrent player milestone of 360,000! Forget longboats, we have now blown a 700+ year old record by boasting the largest Viking population in all of human history. For reference, the previous peak in Viking numbers was set in 1300 AD and was approximately 500,000.”
They continued, “Everyone at Iron Gate has really been appreciating all the messages, love, questions and thoughts from all of you, so please keep them coming! And again, a big thank you to all of you for helping us reach this ridiculous milestone in under two weeks of sailing onto Early Access.”
The team concluded by saying “We’re so excited to continue working with you all to reach Asgard together, and we’ll be sharing more soon on what’s next.”
Valheim is described as “A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture”. As of right now, the game has overwhelmingly positive overall reviews on Steam. It will be interesting to see whether the Valheim team will be able to maintain interest in the long run.
KitGuru says: What do you think of Valheim? Have you picked the game up? Do you think people will lose interest, or is the game here to stay? Let us know down below.