In February, Valheim developer Iron Gate shared a roadmap laying out its plans for 4 updates over the course of 2021, together with different new options like multiplayer interactions, moon phases, and extra distinctive areas, “if Odin wills it.” Immediately it dialed again these plans, nonetheless, saying that the primary deliberate replace, Fireside and House, will not be launched till the third quarter of this yr.
“We weren’t ready for such a big inflow of gamers, and this highlighted a thousand new issues and bugs that wanted to be mounted urgently,” Iron Gate stated. “Our precedence has been to make the present expertise as secure as potential and this has meant new content material has taken a backseat. To place it clearly; we haven’t been capable of focus all of our sources on Fireside & House till Could.”
The present roadmap has been taken down (though for now it stays accessible), and a brand new roadmap is within the works that will likely be “a lot smaller” than the one posted in February. After Fireside and House is completed, Iron Gate plans to maneuver straight to the Mistlands replace, which had initially been deliberate because the fourth and closing replace on the roadmap. Smaller deliberate updates will likely be put apart “for now.”
Iron Gate supplied a take a look at among the new content material coming within the Fireside and House replace, together with darkwood roof and window hatch constructing items, cooking station extensions like a spice rack, butcher block, and pots and pans, greater than ten new recipes, and plantable onions. There can even be a brand new “meals system” that modifications the affect of what you eat in your well being and stamina, which can even have a direct impact on fight: Elevated well being will increase your skill to deflect hits and soak up harm, for example.
“We’re fairly versatile in terms of what we need to add to the sport, and we’re typically impressed by a gathering or an superior remark from the neighborhood, which implies our roadmap is all the time going to be fluid. Valheim can be a sport about exploration, and we do not need to spoil that feeling of discovery for our gamers,” Iron Gate stated.
“That stated, we do need to be extra open with what we’re at the moment engaged on, even whether it is simply our artist Robin engaged on a chunk of content material that he is having fun with, however that may by no means make it into the sport. Hanging a stability between being clear about what we’re engaged on, whereas on the identical time not spoiling it for these of you who need to uncover it yourselves is hard, however we expect it is vital to be extra casual and open as an Early Entry sport.”
To that finish, Iron Gate is holding an AMA tomorrow, June 11, at 5 am PT/8 am ET/2 pm CEST on the Valheim subreddit.