One Week After Early Access Launch And V Rising Has Already Hit 80,000 Players
Players are eagerly sinking their teeth into the game’s Early Access.
The brand-new IP from Stunlock Studios, V Rising, is performing better than even the developers could have expected. For those who may not have heard, V Rising is a gothic vampire survival game with building and customization in an open world setting. Yeah, it's a lot. The game has only been in early access for seven days now and has already hit 80,000 players and sold 1,000,000 copies. Right now on Twitch, V Rising is currently the number 10 most watched game on the platform with 30,000 people watching live.
V Rising seems to have risen from the crypt almost overnight as more and more people are falling prey to the multi-genre game. The community manager for Stunlock, Jeremy Fielding, mentioned that they “started to get a lot of attention when [they] went into closed beta.” Now, with the game in Early Access and open to all, everyone is joining in on the hype.
The unique concept of a dark fantasy vampire survival RPG alone is enough to get people to try the game, couple that with a relatively low cost and relatively few bugs despite the Early Access and it’s hard to think of a reason not to play the game. Fielding also addresses the important topic of continuing to take V Rising forward by listening to the community and their wants.
“We know that there are a million base systems in the game that can all expand in infinite directions,” Fielding began. “We’re leaving it a little bit open as we see how people interact with our systems because players will do anything. Especially if you give them an open world game, how they play will always be different than what you expect. So we’re planning to adapt to that.” The fact that it has only been one week since their Early Access launch and they are already addressing possible ways to improve is a great indicator of the dedication and love that is going into the game. With everyone now watching V Rising, the pressure is on to continue to grow and meet expectations.
If readers are excited to learn more about V Rising and read more on the conversation between Stunlock Studios' community manager and IGN, please check out the full interview on IGN’s site.
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