Valheim creators have no plans to bring the game to PlayStation
The popular Viking survival multiplayer game called Valheim will not be coming (for now) to PlayStation consoles.
Developed by Iron Gate Studio, Valheim first launched on PC Steam in 2021 as an Early Access title. However, it achieved an unexpected level of success during its first month on sale, selling over five million copies on Steam.
To this day, according to SteamDB, remains one of the most played games on the platform with an all-time player peak of 502,387. At the time of writing, it has a 24-hour peak of 35,024 with 24,071 players playing right now.
“Valheim takes place in a world where slain Vikings go to prove themselves fit for the halls of Valhalla,” says the synopsis of the game. “As such, the player starts with nothing and soon discovers that in order to reach the Norse afterlife, they must defeat the evils that haunt Valheim. Guided only by his instincts and the occasional hints of a raven, the player must prepare to fight against the sworn enemies of Odin himself.
This week, Valheim finally arrived on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. According to a Pure Xbox article, the folks in charge of Xbox played a pivotal role in bringing the game to the eco-friendly brand. During an interview on XEP Podcast, Jonathan Smårs from Iron Gate Studios explained: “At some point, I think [Xbox] reached out and was interested in seeing this on Microsoft platforms. I don’t really know the details about that.”
When asked if Valheim is coming to PlayStation, Smårs replied: “Currently we are only looking at Xbox. But you never know.” We’re sure that’s not the news many PlayStation fans wanted to hear, but as they say, never say never.