Valheim is coming to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass


Coffee Stain Publishing and developer Iron Gate announced cooperative Viking-themed open world game Valheim is coming to Xbox consoles and Game Pass.

Valheim will release on PC Game Pass this fall, with a port to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Game Pass for consoles next spring. Valheim has been available on Windows PC, and Linux (via Steam).

“We’re beyond delighted to see the world of Valheim and our amazing community open up to even more people, and let our PC Vikings team up with their console shield brothers and sisters in the near future.” said Henrik Törnqvist, co-founder of Iron Gate. “None of this would be possible without the incredible teams at Piktiv and Fishlabs who are continuing to work tirelessly on the Microsoft Store and Xbox ports, enabling us to focus on the Mistlands update and our exciting journey through Early Access.”

“Since its launch we’ve wanted to make Valheim as accessible to as many people as possible – regardless of what platform they’re playing on – and it’s so satisfying to see everyone’s hard work come to fruition with these Microsoft and Xbox announcements.” Albert Säfström, VP of Publishing at Coffee Stain said. “With Piktiv and Fishlabs supporting these efforts, and the Iron Gate team steaming ahead with our next major update this year, we’re so excited to open the gates of Valheim to PC Game Pass users soon, as well as Xbox players for the first time in 2023.”

Here’s a new trailer:

Here’s the full press release:

Valheim to sail onto Xbox in Spring 2023 after Fall 2022 Microsoft Store and PC Game Pass launch

Both the upcoming Microsoft Store and Xbox console releases will have full crossplay support on launch, allowing Vikings to build, fight and survive together in the dangerous Norse afterlife, whether they’re playing on Steam, Microsoft Store or console.

Developers Piktiv and Fishlabs have been enlisted to lead development of the Microsoft Store release and upcoming 2023 Xbox port to ensure new PC customers and Xbox users can enjoy the best performance possible on launch, while also allowing Iron Gate to continue the smooth development of the core Valheim experience and its next major update milestones.

The news comes in a momentous year for Valheim, which will see a highly-anticipated major update of the Mistlands biome in Q3, having recently surpassed ten million copies sold just over one year since its Steam Early Access release in February. The challenging exploration and survival game developed by Swedish indie developer Iron Gate took the gaming world by storm last year, with an all-time player peak of 502,000 players exploring the Viking afterlife.

Since launch, Valheim’s sense of wonder and exploration has developed a passionate community that have rallied around the game, sharing fan art and in-game builds online and celebrating the game’s unique atmosphere and building system, while it has also received industry acclaim including GDCA’s Best Debut and Audience Award, PC Gamer’s 2021 Game of the Year and PCGamesN’s 2021 Best Multiplayer and Most Surprising Game.

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Michael Valverde is a freelance writer and editor. His favorite video game is Half-Life.

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