Outriders 02 Apr 2021 8:48 AM +00:00

Outriders Has Already Crushed Marvel's Avengers' peak Steam player count

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Square Enix's latest loot-based shooter, Outriders, has already eclipsed Marvel's Avengers' peak Steam playercount.

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The superhero smash-up hit 31,165 close to launch, while Outriders has already hit 111,953 - almost triple the same amount as per SteamDB.

Read More: Is Marvel's Avengers Worth Playing In 2021?

Outriders Has Already Crushed Marvel's Avengers' peak Steam player count

Both titles are published by Square Enix, but Avengers had lost 96% of its PC player base within a month and a half following launch.

Between impressive Steam numbers, the game being on Xbox Game Pass, and cross-play, it looks as though People Can Fly's third-person shooter has a really healthy player count.

We'll be bringing you our review at the start of next week.

As for Avengers, the next few months are crucial for Crystal Dynamics' title.

We recently re-reviewed the game and had the following to say:

"I feel for Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics because they've launched a live-service game in the middle of a pandemic, and I think things would be different with a shorter development pipeline."

"In a world where next-gen enhancements hit a few months ago and Black Panther drops this month, I think it'd be a different story. For now, though, it feels like a game treading water – and it'll be fascinating to see if Marvel's Avengers sinks or swims."

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