Poncle is the studio behind the much-loved Vampire Survivors, a game with a pixel art aesthetic and simple, straight forward gameplay that made it an almost instant addiction for many. From what can be seen in a company publication, this 2023 will bring many new features for the title and for the company that develops it.
Let’s keep in mind that Phil Spencer himself fell for the charms of this indie development and put more than 200 hours of gameplay into it.
2023 has a lot more Vampire Survivors up its sleeve
The post explains that for reasons of time the studio could not use the new engine in the PC version of the game, something that does happen in the console versions and even in the mobile version. The Steam Deck also gets a good part of the attention of the note since from Poncle they detail the challenges of updating the game engine on PC given the success that the port of Valve’s laptop is having.
Taking all of the above into account, Vampire Survivors will modernize its engine sometime in 2023, although the exact date is currently a mystery.
As for other projects not related to Vampire Survivors, the studio is hard at work on other things, including “something very strange and big (in pixels)” that is coming to the public beta of the game on Steam. Remember that if you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can start enjoying it right now at no additional cost, but don’t blame us if you can’t put the controller down.