Armored Core 6 has had an extremely profitable launch, and FromSoftwares’ newest title is now the fifth largest launch of the 12 months, sitting at a powerful concurrent participant rely of 150k in Steam alone. Moreover, the sport is having fun with the second-biggest launch in FromSoft historical past and is sitting solely behind Elden Ring in the meanwhile.
Nevertheless, it’s doubtless that the concurrent participant rely will enhance over the weekend, and Armored Core 6 would possibly then take the fourth spot on the most important launch record.
That is certainly an unbelievable success for FromSoftware, particularly contemplating how expansive the Armored Core franchise really is. Whereas it is considered one of their older IPs, the AC video games have been by no means in a position to overshadow the Souls video games and solely loved a close-knit, devoted group who liked min-maxing their robots.
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Armored Core 6 is not only a love letter to lifelong AC followers, nevertheless it’s additionally accessible sufficient for newer gamers to lastly get launched to the IP.
Armored Core 6 sees a massively profitable launch
2023 has been an unbelievable 12 months for gaming, with a few of the largest titles going face to face for this 12 months’s nominations on the Sport of the Yr awards. With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Baldur’s Gate 3, and the upcoming Starfield and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launches on the horizon, it is going to be fairly onerous to choose this 12 months’s winners.
Whereas Armored Core 6 is probably not receiving the identical mass adoration as Elden Ring did, the title has acquired near-perfect scores throughout the charts, and lots of in the neighborhood have said that it’s going to certainly be their sport of the 12 months.
With a 150k concurrent participant peak on Steam, Armored Core 6 is sitting second to solely Elden Ring within the FormSoftware lineup, which itself loved a peak of 953k. AC6 is then adopted by Darkish Souls 3 (which peaked at 129k) after which Sekiro (at 125k).
This makes the newest tile the second most profitable launch for the publishers, and it’s very doubtless that the concurrent participant rely will go up throughout the weekend.
Will probably be fairly fascinating to see this 12 months’s nominations for Sport of the Yr and if Armored Core 6 has an opportunity to win it.
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Edited by Siddharth Satish