Valheim developer Iron Gate Studios says that there are no currently no plans to bring the survival game over to other platforms outside of Xbox, including PlayStation.
In an episode of the Xbox Expansion Pass podcast, senior developer Jonathan Smårs said, “Currently, we’re only looking at the Xbox, but you never know.” Valheim is coming to early access preview on Xbox, and while Smårs wasn’t part of the conversations to bring the game over to that platform, publisher Coffee Stain worked with Microsoft to do so.
Valheim was a sleeper hit back in February 2021 when it entered Steam Early Access, even becoming one of the year’s best selling games on the PC storefront and sold over 5 million copies one month from release.
It was then announced for PC Game Pass in 2022, and then most recently for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, as well as Xbox Game Pass. While other console versions of Valheim aren’t in consideration right now, that doesn’t necessarily rule out the possibility of it coming to platforms like PlayStation, or even Nintendo Switch.
In IGN’s Valheim review, we said, “Valheim is already a paragon of the survival crafting genre, with excellent art and music highlighting a world that generates endless exciting stories from only a few simple ingredients.”
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. He’s been writing about the industry since 2019 and has worked with other publications such as Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Variety.
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