Vampire Survivors is, without a doubt, one of the most surprising stories to end 2021. A simple $3 roguelite game that came out of nowhere and for a time was one of the most viewed games on Twitch, which in turn, garnered a lot of sales due to its surge in popularity while still being an Early Access title, though those days as an Early Access title may come to an end pretty soon.
Poncle, the developer of Vampire Survivors, has laid out a roadmap on the way to the game’s 1.0 version. In the post, he noted that the game originally had 7 playable characters, 22 weapons, 12 power-ups, 1 stage, and 23 achievements, but due to the overwhelming success of the game, they have revised the roadmap in which all the planned releases have been increased to meet player expectations.
With the new roadmap, players will now look forward to 9 new playable characters, 16 new weapons and evolutions, 2 new powerups, 5 new stages, and even more achievements.
Also included on the roadmap is a new mechanic called Arcanas which, in Poncle’s words, “will unlock a whole new level of viable builds and power creep”. Arcanas will arrive in April.
Another feature that was announced was a fix to the performance issues that have bugged the game, in which they have decided to port Vampire Survivors to a new game engine instead, increasing its performance tenfold.
The last announcement came in the form of a mobile Vampire Survivors game. Originally released in Android in select test markets, the game had such terrible performance issues that Poncle decided to scrap the development altogether and move the game to PC instead. With the new game engine in tow, The developers have decided to open the window again for a mobile re-release, which will be coming soon.
Aside from the Arcanas release which is due in April, the rest of the plans on the roadmap do not have a definite release date yet, but if going to base things on Vampire Survivors’ constant updates which happens almost every week, then expect these plans to come to fruition sooner rather than later.