Valheim: will it ever arrive on Mac OS? The developer answers

Valheim: will it ever arrive on Mac OS? The developer answers


2021 in the world of video games opened with the Valheim phenomenon. Referred to by many as the Viking-hued Minecraft, the game from Iron Gate Studio and published by Coffee Stain Studios has quickly become one of the most played titles on PC, despite its early access nature. The fame of Valheim has therefore led users to ask themselves the possibility of any porting of the title, obviously including the one on Mac OS platforms, especially given the low hardware requirements required by the title to be able to run on computers with Windows and Linux.

The developers themselves have thought about the possibility in the future of seeing Valheim on Apple devices, recently publishing an update in the FAQ section. At the moment, as mentioned by the site, there is no Mac OS version planned. The reasons are many of course but Iron Gate Studio will be happy to work on it if ever there is a high demand to bring the new videogame phenomenon of the moment that has exceeded 5 million players in a very short time, even reaching the record figure of one million. of copies sold per week. Obviously mind-boggling numbers that on Mac could hardly come back in such great style but if the Apple community will be able to make itself heard, its support could be really very important.

The console discourse remains more complex. Although in the future a Mac OS version could actually see the light, a possible port of the game on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch is currently excluded. Of course, the developer has also stated that it does not exclude any option but the possibility of seeing the title on completely different platforms is currently still very remote, exactly as we had already reported to you in the past few days.

So if you want to enter the world of Norse mythology, the reference platform for Valheim is therefore the PC. Have you already purchased the new phenomenon of the year or are you waiting for a definitive release? Do you have any funny in-game stories to share? Let us know your opinion with a comment to the news!

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Steam sensation Valheim sold 5 million copies in one month

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Breakout early access sensation Valheim, the Nordic-themed survival title taking the gaming world by storm, has sold more than 5 million copies since it launched on Steam on February 2nd, developer Iron Gate Studio announced on Wednesday. At a retail price of $19.99, that’s roughly $100 million in revenue before accounting for Valve’s cut and other expenses.


The Swedish studio developed the game with a team of just five people and released on Steam’s Early Access platform in February, battling its way to the top five most played games on Steam with more than 500,000 concurrent players at one point last month. (It’s currently sitting at No. 4 on the Steam charts, behind only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.)

The closest analog to Valheim’s success is PUBG, which holds the record of highest concurrent player count on Steam at more than 3.2 million. Like PUBG, which arguably pushed the battle royale genre into the mainstream with its then-unprecedented 100-player take on competitive survival shooters, Valheim is combining the crafting and survival sim mechanics from popular games like Minecraft and Rust and giving them new life.

“Valheim continues to attract critical and player acclaim, with over 115,000 positive user reviews on Steam,” Iron Gate and its publisher, Coffee Stain Publishing, write in a press release. “It has also been climbing the ranks of the 250 top reviewed games of all time on the platform, now sitting at number 39. On Twitch, Valheim has maintained a steady stream of viewers, and fans have now spent more than 35M hours watching Valheim gameplay, and over 16,266 years playing.”

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