V Rising reaches one million players, outlines early access plans

V Rising could be this summer’s Valheim, and not just because it also comes from independent Swedish developers. Not only has V Rising dominated the Steam sales charts despite being in early access for just two weeks, it has also managed to surpass one million sales.

“The Stunlock team could not have imagined how many of you were out there,” wrote the developer in today’s blog update, “ready to wake up from your crypts and enter this little world we created.” V Rising also has a very comfortable review score of 88% or “Very Positive” on Steam after over 20,000 reviews.

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Today’s development update also included Stunlock’s plans for early access, which for the time being includes bug fixes, balance changes, server optimizations, and live quality updates based on player feedback. After that, however, new content will arrive to further enrich the world of Vardorn.

“The next step will be analyzing all the data and feedback from the first few weeks of early access to make sure we can realize the master plan moving forward,” Stunlock wrote. “We are already working on new material to bring Vardoran to life, but improving the game is more than adding more content beyond what we already have. We will need to improve the entire journey to make sure V The Rise reaches its full potential.” .

Stunlock said development updates could slow down for the next period as he digests data from his early access debut, calling it a “step back” to take a “leap forward”. Development updates will resume once they have some content to report.

In case you haven’t tried it, V Rising is a survival action RPG where you play as a vampire who has just woken up after centuries of sleep. Plunder villages, suck the blood of humans, and turn them into your loyal servants as you race to gather more resources from mythical beasts to craft better weapons and expand your gothic castle. V Rising can be played solo or in a group, and there are PvP mechanics as well.

There are also a lot of fun vampire references, like how being in the sun can be fatal. Unless you’re wearing the Twilight Chestguard, which was recently datamined as a potential sunlight fix that’s not yet implemented in the game. And just as the name suggests, it will make you shine in the sun.

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