Developer Luca Galante, aka Poncle, shared his plans to further develop their gothic survival action roguelike Vampire Survivors.
According to Galante, December’s mobile release was propelled by the dominance of Vampire Survivors clones on the App Store and Play Store, leaving the iOS and Android versions still lacking polish and some features (particularly cloud saves).
According to the developer, Vampire Survivors has been downloaded for iOS and Android “crazy crowd” times (it’s totally free). Galante doesn’t yet know how to distribute the Legacy of the Moonspell add-on to mobile devices.
As for the transfer of Vampire Survivors to the new engine, this has already happened on mobile and console editions of the game, but will be delayed on PC: earlier this year the team will create a launcher with a choice of which version to launch.
The developers intend to support the current engine for some time, but sooner or later they will abandon it – it will be a waste of resources when both versions of the game become indistinguishable from each other.
The developer also promises more Legacy of the Moonspell-style add-ons with new characters, weapons, and levels (soon players will join “new world”) and less frequent patches compared to 2022.
Vampire Survivors left Early Access on October 20, 2022. The game has since made its way to PC (Steam, Microsoft store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Game Pass (PC and Xbox), iOS and Android.