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God of War PC attracted 50,000 concurrent Steam gamers on its launch day

God of War’s PC model attracted round 50,000 concurrent gamers on Steam on its launch day.

That’s in response to knowledge revealed by SteamDB, which exhibits that the Sony Santa Monica title peaked at 49,411 concurrent gamers on Friday.

It signifies that, at No. 22, God of War was unable to interrupt Steam’s Top 20 video games on Friday, by way of concurrent gamers, however it’s price noting that nearly all the titles above it on launch day had been multiplayer video games.

The determine is corresponding to Sony’s different huge first-party PC launch Horizon Zero Dawn, which peaked at 56,557 on its launch day. Days Gone managed 27,450.

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Because these are Steam-only figures, they don’t embrace gross sales of PlayStation’s PC video games on the Epic Games Store, the place Days Gone, Horizon and God of War are all out there.

God of War was launched for PS4 in April 2018 and had offered 19.5 million copies as of August 2021, in response to Sony. Its sequel, God of War Ragnarök, might be launched for PS4 and PS5 in 2022.

Although this port was primarily dealt with by Canadian studio Jetpack Interactive, the sport’s unique creators at Santa Monica Studio helped supervise the undertaking. A senior developer revealed this week that the PC port of God of War was in improvement for at the least two years.

PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst stated final June that the platform holder was “still early on in our planning for PC” however that consoles would stay the precedence for brand spanking new releases.

PlayStation not too long ago acquired Nixxes Software, which is greatest identified for its work on the PC variations of Square Enix properties together with Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Hitman and Thief, to assist it carry its video games to the platform.