Video game news 2/15/21: Rainbow Six Quarantine may now be Parasite, Valheim surpasses 2 million in sales, Remedy Entertainment record year Overcooked! All You Can Eat Nintendo Switch PS4 Xbox One PC Steam Assassin's Creed Valhalla update

Aside from the announcement of Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, today saw the reveal that survival game Valheim has surpassed 2 million in sales, Rainbow Six Quarantine has reportedly been renamed to Rainbow Six Parasite, Remedy Entertainment had its biggest year ever in 2020, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Feb. 15, 2021.

Valheim Surpassed 2 Million Sales in Less than Two Weeks

Today, developer Iron Gate announced that its survival game, Valheim, has already surpassed 2 million in sales in less than two weeks. The early access game is available on Steam and features a healthy mixture of survival elements, with combat, crafting, and exploration — all with a somewhat low-poly art style that still manages to be beautiful on occasion. Valheim has also peaked at a concurrent player count of over 360,000 users.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Update Adds River Raids, New Abilities, and Skills

As part of update 1.1.2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be getting a slew of changes, including River Raids with new loot and rewards for you to enjoy. The free update will go live across all platforms tomorrow, Feb. 16, and will feature new abilities, skills, and a host of gameplay improvements, balancing, and more. The full list of Ubisoft patch notes can be seen in the link below.

Read More: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Title Update 1.1.2

Overcooked! All You Can Eat Will Launch for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam Next Month

Previously only available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, Overcooked! All You Can Eat will now launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on March 23. This version combines all the content from both Overcooked games, along with all DLC, online multiplayer, new accessibility features, and — in a free post-launch update — cross-play. It’ll be available for $40 when it launches for older platforms next month. The game will be 30 FPS on Switch but allow for “up to” 4K with 60 FPS on other platforms.

Read More: Overcooked! All You Can Eat comes to Switch and more platforms in March

2020 Was Remedy Entertainment’s Best Financial Year Ever

Developer Remedy Entertainment revealed that 2020 was its best financial year ever, generating nearly $50 million in revenue from January to December. This is despite having no new releases throughout 2020. Most of its profits came from Control, a game that has slowly generated sales for the company since its release in 2019. As of December 2020, Control has surpassed 2 million copies sold and has become a major success for Remedy.

Read More: Record year for Remedy despite no new game releases

Rainbow Six Quarantine Reportedly Renamed to Rainbow Six Parasite

As uncovered by MP1st, Rainbow Six Quarantine has been reportedly renamed to Rainbow Six Parasite. Although unconfirmed by Ubisoft, this supposed name change comes in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Ubisoft held an earnings call and said it was “evaluating” a name change, so it’s within the realm of possibility that Parasite could indeed be the shooter’s new title.

Joseph Yaden
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