Fatshark have revealed some sales figures for Warhammer: Vermintide 2. The success of the game is surely a welcome result for an indie dev. The studio is now slowly turning its gaze towards a batch of console versions, beta and all.
According to Warhammer: Vermintide series' Swedish development studio Fatshark Games, the second instalment in the series has officially doubled in sales when compared to the first game, and it managed to do so in five weeks. To clarify, Warhammer: Vermintide - End Times sold 500,000 units in its initial year while the second game sold one million units in little over a month's time.
The co-op action hack and slash game has done way better than the developers initially expected, as the game sold 500,000 copies within its first week, and doubled that in a month.
Vermintide 2 is marked mainly by its cooperative experience, which is to say this is the game's main selling point. We will leave pondering the possibility of co-op games using their social components as a crutch entirely to you here.
What Vermintide reminds players of is one of the high-water marks for co-op shooters, chiefly represented by Left 4 Dead, and it looks pretty while doing it. Many attempts were made at replicating the experience, to varying degrees of success. Fatshark seem to be doing extremely well in AAA seas, considering Vermintide is technically an indie series.
Currently the game is out only on PC, but the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will both soon give players a chance to find out whether the hype is worth at least half its weight in salt. Console beta periods will be commencing some time soon in Spring 2018.