Is Valheim Coming To PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Or Switch?
Will the massively popular Valheim eventually come to consoles, or will it remain a PC exclusive?
Valheim is one of PC gaming's most recent runaway successes, having sold 2 million copies in a little under two weeks since its February 2 launch. But whether or not the early access multiplayer fantasy survival game will eventually come to consoles is a question now on people's minds. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear the game will be coming to consoles like PS5, Xbox Series X|S, or Nintendo Switch anytime soon.
Developer Iron Gate AB told GameSpot in a statement addressing whether or not Valheim will come to consoles that "everything is an option at this stage, but [there are] no plans we can confirm yet." This sentiment was further supported by Valheim's official website FAQ page (last updated on January 18, 2021), where the developer mentioned that "there are no plans to release on other platforms." Though, Iron Gate AB wrapped up its response by confirming that it wouldn't rule out the possibility of console versions in the future.
So, if you're hungry to play Valheim but don't own a PC, it looks like you'll have to continue to wait. It's also worth noting that--if it ends up coming to consoles--until the game leaves early access, it's unlikely you'll see Valheim come to PlayStation and Nintendo platforms. On the other hand, Valheim could end up on Xbox sooner than later, given that platform's Game Preview program.
All that said, it's possible that Valheim's sudden surge in popularity may cause Iron Gate AB to consider shifting its development priorities. Time will tell whether or not we'll see the game show up on consoles. Regardless, we'll be sure to keep this post updated in the coming months with the latest Iron Gate AB has to say about the subject. We recommend bookmarking this article, so you're always kept up to date.
If you end up finding a way to play the game but struggle early on, we've rounded up some Valheim beginner tips to help you survive. These include tips about building, resource-gathering, and taming boars. And looking ahead, Iron Gate AB plans to provide ongoing support for Valheim, which you can find out more about in the full rundown of Valheim expansion plans on Steam.
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