Valheim has sold over 10 million copies

Valheim was PC Gamer game of the year 2021and many players agree: the vi-king of the cooperative has sold over 10 million copies. Developer Iron Gate Studio announced the milestone in a press release, adding that development in the next expansion of Mistlands continues at an accelerated pace.

The game remains in Early Access and has been available for just over a year now. At its initial peak, there were over half a million people playing it on Steam, and it now has just under 300,000 ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ reviews on display. The 10 million sales notice comes with a brief mention of what’s in store for the year ahead, which is more or less what you’d expect: a new biome, new enemies, and new crafting items.

“We never imagined that Valheim would become this big, not even in our wildest dreams, and the past year has gone by faster than we expected.” says Richard Svensson, CEO of Iron Gate. “Our team has doubled since launch and knowing that Valheim is appreciated by millions of players around the world honors and humbles us at the same time. Our ambitions for the game have never been stronger and the development of Mistlands is well underway: we cannot wait to bring this mysterious new biome into the game.”

Valheim launched in February 2021 and was an instant hit by word of mouth. The building system gave longevity beyond co-op adventures and quickly had players building everything from giant ships to recreations of The Simpsons locations. It also benefits from a large and creative mod community who produced everything from game reviews to letting you build a small raft. And if none of this floats in your dinghy, how about the king of vegan viking speedrunners.

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