Excessive on Life at the moment stands as the preferred title on Xbox Recreation Cross, and in line with Xbox, is 2022’s largest Recreation Cross launch. The sci-fi shooter from Squanch Video games arrived on the subscription service final week, and has already shot as much as the ‘most played‘ spot on each PC and Xbox.
On each techniques, it is presently beating out different standard third-party titles similar to Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, FIFA 23, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. And extra apparently, it is extra performed than Microsoft’s first-party titles similar to Halo Infinite, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft.
Xbox is utilizing its stats based mostly on hours of engagement throughout the sport’s first 5 days of launch. By those self same metrics, Excessive on Life has had the most important single-player solely launch in Recreation Cross historical past, and is the most important third-party launch the service has ever had in its lifetime.
“We’ve been blown away by the response from the gamers who’ve made us the preferred sport on Recreation Cross proper now,” mentioned Squanch COO Mike Fridley.
“When Squanch Video games was first created, it was to make the video games we wished to play – and Recreation Cross helps us attain the gamers that need to play these video games too.”
Popping out so near the top of the 12 months is certainly understanding in Excessive on Life’s favor. The sport’s had a blended vital reception general, and launching day one on Recreation Cross for Xbox and PC means gamers are in a position to see what it is all about with out worrying if they will be shedding a lot cash within the course of.
Excessive on Life’s different massive boast is that its weapons all actively speak to the participant character, who turns into a bounty hunter after being transported to house with their sister. That one of many weapons is voiced by Squanch CEO Justin Roiland, who co-created the favored sci-fi sequence Rick & Morty, could also be engaging individuals to take a look at the sport.
The success of Excessive on Life is nice information for Squanch Video games. Although this is not the primary sport from the developer, the shooter could find yourself being its hottest title as soon as all is alleged and accomplished.
Additional, it provides Microsoft one thing to brag about going into 2023, since its first-party output for 2022 (that wasn’t an replace for an already launched sport) was successfully non-existent, save for Obsidian’s Pentiment.
Replace: This submit has been up to date with extra metrics offered by Xbox.
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