Valheim gamers have been fast to make the Viking survival game their very own. Since the game hit Steam Early Access earlier this 12 months, we’ve seen heaps of mods that take it in numerous instructions. A Diablo-like loot mod encourages you to play it like a dungeon crawler, whereas a magic mod makes it extra like Skyrim. Now, although, gamers have their sights set on turning the survival game into an MMO, a lofty goal certainly.
One of the folks engaged on the undertaking tells me over e-mail that two FAANG engineers, a senior game designer, and a few builders from a World of Warcraft server undertaking known as MaNGOS make up the workforce. If you haven’t heard of the undertaking, it shaped the foundation for million-plus participant WoW legacy servers Nostalrius and Elysium, which brought on a fair bit of excitement again in the day.
The workforce is asking this one VaLNGOS – Valheim Large Network Game Object Server Suite, in the event you’re curious – and it’s seeking to comply with a related construction to the one it set out with ManGOS. That means shifting all server processing from participant’s computer systems to the server and utilizing specialised programming languages designed for writing working methods. One of the modders tells me that doing that may enable them to hit “player counts in the thousands”.
So what’s going to all of this result in, apart from Valheim lobbies with heaps of Vikings in a single purgatory? Alongside quality-of-life adjustments, one in every of the builders tells me that the “ultimate goal is enabling Hypixel-style minigames and new types of massive RPG experiences”.
It’s nonetheless early doorways, so that you received’t see this one for a wee bit, although the workforce hopes to have an preliminary model in the coming months. If you’re eager to comply with the workforce’s progress in the meantime, although, yow will discover them on Discord. There’s additionally a website you’ll be able to peruse for extra info.