Valheim coming to Xbox Series, Xbox One in spring 2023PC version coming to Xbox Game Pass this fall.
Coffee Stain Publishing and developer Iron Gate Studio will release Valheim for Xbox Series and Xbox One in spring 2023, the companies announced. The Xbox versions will be available via Xbox Game Pass at launch, while the existing PC version will be available via Xbox Game Pass alongside its launch via Microsoft Store this fall.
Valheim is currently in Early Access for PC via Steam.
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Both the upcoming Microsoft Store and Xbox console releases will have full cross-play support on launch, allowing Vikings to build, fight and survive together in the dangerous Norse afterlife, whether they’re playing on Steam, Microsoft Store or console.
Developers Piktiv and Fishlabs have been enlisted to lead development of the Microsoft Store release and upcoming 2023 Xbox port to ensure new PC customers and Xbox users can enjoy the best performance possible on launch, while also allowing Iron Gate Studio to continue the smooth development of the core Valheim experience and its next major update milestones.
The news comes in a momentous year for Valheim, which will see a highly-anticipated major update of the Mistlands biome in Q3, having recently surpassed ten million copies sold just over one year since its Steam Early Access release in February. The challenging exploration and survival game developed by Swedish indie developer Iron Gate Studio took the gaming world by storm last year, with an all-time player peak of 502,000 players exploring the Viking afterlife.
Since launch, Valheim‘s sense of wonder and exploration has developed a passionate community that have rallied around the game, sharing fan art and in-game builds online and celebrating the game’s unique atmosphere and building system, while it has also received industry acclaim including GDCA’s Best Debut and Audience Award, PC Gamer’s 2021 Game of the Year and PCGamesN’s 2021 Best Multiplayer and Most Surprising Game.
“We’re beyond delighted to see the world of Valheim and our amazing community open up to even more people, and let our PC Vikings team up with their console shield brothers and sisters in the near future,” said Iron Gate Studio co-founder Henrik Tornqvist in a press release. “None of this would be possible without the incredible teams at Piktiv and Fishlabs who are continuing to work tirelessly on the Microsoft Store and Xbox ports, enabling us to focus on the Mistlands update and our exciting journey through Early Access.”
Coffee Stain Publishing vice president Albert Safstrom added, “Since its launch we’ve wanted to make Valheim as accessible to as many people as possible—regardless of what platform they’re playing on—and it’s so satisfying to see everyone’s hard work come to fruition with these Microsoft and Xbox announcements. With Piktiv and Fishlabs supporting these efforts, and the Iron Gate Studio team steaming ahead with our next major update this year, we’re so excited to open the gates of Valheim to PC Game Pass users soon, as well as Xbox players for the first time in 2023.”
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