Less than one year after the Early Access release of Vampire Survivors on Steam (17th December 2021), the smash indie video game from developer Poncle will see a full release with update v1.0. The developer has shared not only the exact release date of the Vampire Survivors v1.0 update but also revealed the game would be moving to a new engine.
If you are a fan of Vampire Survivors, we will help you scribble the exact release date on your calendar. Here's what you need to know about the move from Early Access to a full release.
Vampire Survivors v1.0 Update Release Date
The v1.0 update marks the completion of the main content for Vampire Survivors, as the roadmap has been completed with patch 0.11.3.
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Vampire Survivors will move from Early Access into a full release on 20th October 2022, with an exact time yet to be confirmed.
Players can expect minor tweaks to items and a likely nerf to Santa Water / La Borra. Further, there will be some new achievements, and a few existing achievements will have different unlock conditions. Thankfully, you won't have to unlock the latter ones again.
With the release of the Vampire Survivors v1.0 update, more languages will be supported officially:
- Simplified Chinese
The game will still run on the Electron engine, but not for much longer following its move out of Early Access.
Vampire Survivors' New Engine
The developer aims to move Vampire Survivors to a new engine before the end of 2022. Optimization and polish are being done.
Don't worry, though. The goal is to have the same game with the new engine but with increased performance and compatibility for more PCs.
One important note is that if you are happy with the old Vampire Survivors engine, you won't be forced to move to the new one.
The developers have listed the major Vampire Survivor problems that the new engine will fix:
- Work on machines that get the webGL not supported error, get a white screen of death, get a black screen with a sad face, or have the game installed on a non-standard path.
- Fix input issues or the game straight up crashing when multiple controllers are attached to the machine.
- Remapping input.
- Cloud Save conflicts due to non-useful files.
- Use more than 1 CPU core :) Let those FPS fly high
- Native support for Linux
While Vampire Survivors' main content is complete, that doesn't mean there won't be more updates for fans in the future. The developer noted that there are "a lot more surprises" being worked on.
14 days before the release of Vampire Survivors v1.0, starting on 7th October 2022, the developer will also post teasers for the update on social media, revealing something new every single day leading up to the game's move from Early Access.
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Featured image courtesy of Poncle.