In a blog post called in A Letter to the Vermintide Community, developer and publisher Fatshark has announced that Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has reached 5 million players across all platforms.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been quite the success story for Fatshark. Since its release on Steam, it's had an average ranging between 2-4 thousand players at any given time. With five million players over its lifespan, Fatshark has confirmed in the letter that they are committed to Vermintide 2, stating that their next major DLC will be called Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Chaos Wastes. Also, after the "positive reception" to the Grail Knight, they will be creating more career paths for players to enjoy.
Of course, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be the focus for Fatshark going forward, but with this announcement it looks like Vermintide will at least have some level of support going forward. Whether that will remain so a year from now is another story entirely, but right now there is some more content for Vermintide fans to look forward to.
I've always liked Fatshark. I haven't kept up with them in recent years, but back in the early 2010's they seemed like a company held back by money rather than ideas, ambition, or talent. Recently they seem to be proving my hypothesis to be the truth, releasing decent games that play and look great. Whether they can maintain their games long-term is a bit more murky, as on a cursory look there seems to be some deeply-rooted issues with the game, but overall they are a company that has interesting ideas and are not afraid to try and bring them to life.
What do you think of this news? Are you a Warhammer: Vermintide 2 player? Have you played it and quit? If you have, why? Let us know in the comments!