Microsoft revealed that the survival sandbox game Valheim will be accessible through the Microsoft Store starting on September 29 during the ID@Xbox event. It will also be included in the PC Game Pass customers’ library at the same time.
After making its early 2021 Steam Early Access debut, Valheim experienced phenomenal success. The little independent studio at Iron Gate AB had no idea that the game would end up being among the best-selling titles on the Valve platform for the entire year.
Later on, however, when users were eagerly awaiting the release of fresh content (nearly 10 million as of last July), it led to certain issues. Nevertheless, the Valheim update is still being laboriously worked on by the devs, and crossplay functionality was recently introduced to the most recent Public Test Branch.
Our friends at Piktiv have worked hard to make sure the game looks and feels the same regardless of what platform you’re using, and if you’re playing as a Steam player with other Steam players, nothing will be different. You will only notice a change if you’re running a dedicated server, where you can choose for it to support crossplay. If you enable this, players will be able to join the server both by using the regular IP address or by using a join code specific to the server. As always, make sure your game has the same patch version as your friends’, or else connecting to each other might not work. You’ll find the version number in the bottom right corner of your main menu screen.
In fact, early in 2023 will see the debut of Valheim for consoles, and Xbox Game Pass customers will also get the game in their libraries.
Having said that, one of Valheim’s biggest benefits is its extensive modding potential, which enables RPG mods, HD texture mods, MMO mods, VR mods, and much more. In this aspect, the Game Pass edition can have extra restrictions.
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