Valheim gamers have been fast to make the Viking survival game their very own. Since the game hit Steam Early Access earlier this yr, we’ve seen heaps of mods that take it in several 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 individuals engaged on the undertaking tells me over e mail that two Google engineers, a senior game designer, and a few builders from a World of Warcraft server undertaking referred to as MaNGOS make up the group. If you haven’t heard of the undertaking, it shaped the foundation for million-plus participant WoW legacy servers Nostalrius and Elysium, which precipitated a good bit of pleasure again in the day.
The group is looking this one VaLNGOS – Valheim Large Network Game Object Server Suite, for those who’re curious – and it’s trying to observe a related construction to the one it set out with ManGOS. That means transferring 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 can permit them to hit “participant counts in the 1000’s”.
So what is going to all of this result in, other than Valheim lobbies with heaps of Vikings in a single purgatory? Alongside quality-of-life adjustments, considered one of the builders tells me that the “final purpose is enabling Hypixel-style minigames and new sorts of huge RPG experiences”.
It’s nonetheless early doorways, so that you gained’t see this one for a wee bit, although the group hopes to have an preliminary model in the coming months. If you’re eager to observe the group’s progress in the meantime, although, you could find them on Discord. There’s additionally a web site you may peruse for extra info.