There are nonetheless no vampires coming to Vampire Survivors, however what’s approaching August 17 is a brand new sofa co-op mode that may let as much as 4 individuals soar in to do battle with the game’s multitudinous enemies—and, just a bit bit, with one another.

Sofa co-op multiplayer shall be accessible in each new and ongoing video games, so should you’re effectively into it with a lot of unlocked characters and ranges, you possibly can carry on rolling from there fairly than having to start out a brand new game. It should work with the bottom game and all DLC, and you will additionally have the opportunity “seamlessly” change between solo and co-op play between levels, and unlock all Vampire Survivors achievements in both mode.

“Briefly: it is possible for you to to play the entire game in native co-op!” developer poncle stated. “And sure, this can even work on Steam Deck should you sit collectively shut sufficient (or join it to a TV).”

Poncle stated that “gameplay stays largely the identical” in co-op mode, other than the apparent uptick in on-screen chaos, however the XP bar shall be shared and gamers will “stage up in turns.” There shall be no multiplayer-specific ranges or achievements, as poncle stated it would not need anybody to really feel like they need to play co-op as a way to see and unlock every little thing within the game. On-line play is not going to be supported however poncle stated it should work simply fantastic with methods like Steam Distant Play Collectively, and whereas there is not any PvP mode, “we’re positive a few of you can see a method or two to check how good your friendships are within the co-op.”

One factor I’m wondering about is how Vampire Survivors will deal with 4 gamers working round on the display screen on the identical time: poncle stated that “all gamers will at all times be seen on the identical display screen (so no splitscreen)” however how precisely that is going to work is not being revealed simply but. Will gamers have to stay shut collectively, or will the digital camera zoom method out to allow them to unfold throughout the map?

The studio did verify that each one future updates and paid DLC shall be absolutely accessible in each solo and co-op modes.

A beta for the Vampire Survivors sofa co-op mode shall be made out there on the new-engine department on Steam, however a particular date hasn’t been introduced but. If you would like to get in on that motion, right-click Vampire Survivors in your Steam library and choose “properties,” then choose the Betas menu, and select “new-engine” from the beta participation dropdown.