June 28, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • “Valheim” will characteristic cross-play between Xbox and PC gamers
  • Progress will probably be synchronized between units for Xbox Recreation Cross gamers
  • The “Mistlands” replace has no specified launch date but

Iron Gate’s viral indie recreation “Valheim” will probably be crusing towards Xbox consoles, the Microsoft Retailer and Xbox and PC Recreation Cross early subsequent 12 months, with a couple of surprises for keen followers.

The Viking-themed survival recreation can have cross-play enabled between Xbox and PC customers, together with full connectivity for many who personal the sport on Steam, as per the builders.

Xbox players would be able to join dedicated servers run by PC users and vice versa, and the progress made by Game Pass players would be synced between the two platforms, PC Gamer reported. Nonetheless, shared progress between Steam and Xbox wouldn’t be attainable. 

It’s been over a 12 months since “Valheim” made its mark within the gaming scene. The sport garnered tens of millions of gamers in its first couple of weeks, finally breaching the 5M threshold by the top of its first month of early entry. Its small, five-person staff then started to increase to speed up the work on “Valheim’s” formidable content material roadmap.

To this point, the sport has had two notable updates. The primary was the “Fireside and Dwelling” replace that expanded the participant’s repertoire of cooking-related blueprints and recipes and launched a couple of modifications to the sport’s fight system. It was adopted up by the “Frost Caves” replace, which added new enemies, objects and explorable areas.

“Valheim” nonetheless has an extended option to go earlier than its full roadmap is realized. The subsequent main replace is slated to liven up the Mistlands, an present biome that’s sadly devoid of any content material. Whereas gamers can technically discover the Mistlands within the present construct of “Valheim,” it presently has solely placeholder objects on it.

The aptly-named “Mistlands” replace would carry much more new enemies and explorable areas to the sport and, hopefully, extra bosses and tech upgrades for gamers to struggle and use. There is no such thing as a launch date for the replace as of late, however the devs assured followers that the Xbox deal wouldn’t trigger any delays.

At finest, gamers can anticipate the “Mistlands” replace to coincide with the sport’s launch on Xbox. However which may come later this 12 months as nicely.

A brand new crafting station for Mistland-tier weapons in Valheim Picture: Iron Gate

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