With Hearth and Home update coming up I can't help but comment on all the developer hate I've been seeing in these feeds.
One day, 5 guys got together and decided to make an open world survival game that's just a little different from the rest. They created a world that feels unique and has so much potential even in its early access.
The game was so loved, that millions, literally millions, of people bought it and pumped millions of dollars into the pockets of the developers. Suddenly, they had a community of fans and were simultaneously rich. So what do they do?
They released some stability patches, hit the pause button on game development, and took a little vacation. Was it spiteful? Was it arrogant? Was it filled with hate?
My answer is no. I imagine video game development is stressful, time consuming and taxing on families. I imagine the developers needed a break and I'm also understanding that they created a product, we bought it, and now they are taking a little, "me time" to clear their heads before coming back with a new focus to make the game what we all hope it'll become. Think of the No Mans Sky journey. That started from 0, and Valheim is starting from wayyy above that. The potential is limitless and frankly I'm glad they took some time off.
Whatever is coming down the road will be worth the wait. Thank you Iron Gate developers for giving me so many hours of fun game play. I can't wait to see what the future holds!