Microsoft has shared a trailer that can confirm Valheim is coming to Xbox consoles, the Microsoft Store, and Xbox and PC Game Pass, allowing even more gamers to enjoy Iron Gate AB and Coffee Stain Publishing’s procedurally-generated viking survival title. Valheim initially launched for Steam in February 2021, where it remains in Early Access but has received numerous awards and accolades since, including Best Debut and Audience Award at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards show. The game has sold over 10 million copies since its release last year. Valheim will be available for PC Game Pass this fall, with the Xbox and Xbox Game Pass versions coming in early spring 2023.
“Valheim is really tough,” said Richard Svensson, CEO of Iron Gate Studio, in a press release for the launch of the game. “You will die, a lot. Your friends will die, a lot. But we hope we’ve managed to strike that balance between being needlessly brutal, and offering a rewarding and challenging experience. The world we’ve created is huge and varied, and there’s room for so much more. We’re happy to welcome new players to our community and work together during Early Access.”
Valheim is a huge procedurally-generated world, inviting players to explore lush forests, snow-topped mountain ranges and mystical meadows, all presented in striking Lo-Fi graphics. Valheim offers a dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons for deathless vikings to battle primordial bosses of myth and legend. The viking adventure is playable solo, or with up to nine friends as no one wants to repeatedly face death alone. Between deaths, Valheim offers a flexible house and base building system, intuitive item crafting and ship building, and dedicated servers.