Update: As expected, God of War’s concurrent player count continued to climb on Steam, peaking at nearly 60,000 at the time of re-release. This surpasses the record previously set by Horizon Zero Dawn. It will be interesting to see how high he can climb this weekend.
Original story: God of War got off to a strong start on the PC Steam storefront, where it peaked at nearly 50,000 players earlier today. This, to be clear, is concurrent users based on Valve data – that means the title likely sold a lot better, of course, since not everyone will be playing at the exact same time. The title already has over 1,800 user reviews at the time of writing, with overwhelmingly positive fan feedback.
Sony has garnered praise for the PC version of its flagship franchise, which first launched on the PlayStation 4 in 2018. By all accounts, it’s a stunning re-release of a contemporary classic, with many fancy new features and great compatibility across the board. From a slightly shaky start with Horizon Zero Dawn, the platform holder has received rave reviews for the care and attention it put into its PC conversions.
It should be remembered that God of War is also available on the Epic Games Store, so there will also be a handful of copies sold. As of typing, however, there are more people playing God of War on Steam than other evergreens like Dead by Daylight, Warframe, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Obviously, this is a single-player title, so interest will wane in the coming months, but it will clearly prove a wise investment by Sony’s hierarchy over time.