Since its launch in late 2022, Vampire Survivors has been a runaway hit. The game came out of nowhere to win of the hearts (and wallets) of millions the world over, pushing the title to much loftier heights than developer poncle ever thought. Now, despite all the success the game has seen, poncle refuses to rest on his laurels.

We’ve already seen a glimpse at what’s in the works for Vampire Survivors in 2024, but now we have a new dev blog that dives into multiple topics. Poncle shares an update on the state of online co-op, cross-saves, the animated series, vs. content, and something called the “Vampire Survivors Experiment.” If you want to see how new features are coming along and get the first tease of future updates, check out the dev blog below!

State of: Online co-op

We are still investigating! To retro-fit online multiplayer in a game as simple as this, but with so much content, is still a huge challenge. We’ve got help now, and things are looking promising, but it’s still too early for us to be able to make any promises. We’ll keep giving you tiny updates until hopefully we can confirm it’s actually going to happen.

State of: Cross-save

We had this in testing for a while now, but the real hold-up is having to put in place everything that is needed to comply with GDPR, CCPA, and whatever else is required for data protection. We had delays even just in testing the feature in public-beta because there’s a lot of work to do - even if all we need to do to bridge the accounts you already have on different platforms is storing just an email and password combination.

We’re working on a QOL update for February and we’re hoping to launch cross-save in public-beta only at the same time (Steam and Android only to start with).

State of: Cross-MEDIA

Yep, we’re doing cross-media like the big boys for real! Back in April 2023 we announced an animated tv series in collaboration with Story Kitchen. We had of course waited for the various strikes to end before getting to it, so for now we can just say that more info is coming in 2024!

Honestly we have received a lot of proposals to collaborate on cross-media projects, but rather than jumping the gun we have preferred to wait to find partners that felt right, especially because to make anything that isn’t a videogame out of VS requires good ideas, creativity, and that quirky knowledge of the game, that is a very difficult triplet to get 100% right!

We have several partners now and we’ll reveal more on these projects as they mature and we’ve got good stuff to show!

What’s next for VS content?

If you’re somehow managing to follow the Chaos Roadmap and are curious to know what changed from the last time:

  • codename Chalcedony turned out to be Emergency Meeting
  • Emergency Meeting is update 1.8
  • no need to be cryptic about the next update: Honey Moon is the codename for the new update 1.9, “Space 54”, currently available for testing on the Steam-PC public beta branch! If everything goes well, 1.9 should reach all platforms in February together with a few performance and QOL improvements.
  • the vast majority of these are free content updates of Whiteout-size

I doubt we can get all of these done in 2024, and that’s why there are no dates nor an order, but we’re here to try!


Uh-oh, what now? Something I’ve been trying to put in place almost since the beginning of VS’ crazy ride is finally happening: poncle is teaming up with other indie devs to work on some VS-adjacent experiments. We’re calling these experiments because:

  • we’re starting with just an idea, we don’t know where that will lead us and that’s okay
  • we don’t know when, or even if, we’ll be happy with the final results and be ready to share them
  • it keeps us free to, well, experiment, stay flexible, take risks and have fun
  • as you can see from this totally not vague overview, we’re following a highly scientific method and it’s totally not an esoteric process at all:

What will these experiments yield? Is there a meaning to the icons? Are there “only” six in progress? Why is this called PENTAgram in game, if the star has 6 points? Will there be a vampire? We’ll find out the answers to these and many other important questions someday.


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