Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is FromSoftware's greatest Steam launch (that isn't Elden Ring)

Kath Santarin
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Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon represents one thing particular for followers of FromSoftware, and anybody with even a passing curiosity within the rise of the recognition of the Japanese developer. Elden Ring was one of many greatest launches in 2022, so it stands to purpose that something the studio releases afterwards can have a a lot bigger viewers potential.

Nobody expects Armored Core 6 to do Elden Ring numbers, in fact, but it surely's already beating each different sport FromSoft launched earlier than Elden Ring – at the very least so far as Steam is worried. The mech shooter, which launched yesterday, has been progressively climbing by means of Steam's checklist of most performed video games.

On the time of penning this, the sport has peaked at 150,959 concurrent gamers on Steam, in keeping with SteamDB. That is up from a peak of simply above 127,000 shortly after launch.

All of this is sufficient to land Armored Core 6 at quantity seven on Steam's most performed video games checklist, and it might find yourself nearer to the highest 5 as extra gamers decide it up and leap in over the weekend. We have seen that occur with a number of main launches this 12 months on Steam, most notably Remnant 2, and the juggernaut that's Baldur's Gate 3.

Fires of Rubicon is already Steam's top-seller worldwide, having climbed 14 locations simply this week. On Steam alone, it is without doubt one of the 12 months's greatest launches.

However how does it evaluate to FromSoftware's previous titles? Effectively, it beats all of them! Earlier than Elden Ring, FromSoft's greatest Steam concurrent participant rely was achieved by Darkish Souls 3, which peaked at 129,975 concurrent gamers in April, 2016. The one different FromSoft-developed sport to interrupt by means of 100,00 has been Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, with 125,315 concurrent gamers in March, 2019.

Armored Core 6 simply beats each of them, and is now the second-best, after Elden Ring. It is unlikely to achieve that sport's staggering 953,426 peak concurrent, although it is actually going to be fascinating to see how shut it might probably get.

Should you're among the many hundreds presently constructing their dream mechs and attending to grips with the sport, we've got 13 important ideas for Armored Core newbies that may positively make your preliminary begin smoother. Should you're on the fence, our Armored Core 6 evaluation is properly value a learn.

Maybe being an ideal sport for Souls-like followers – regardless of being a mech shooter and never an motion RPG, has one thing to do with the success of Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, huh.

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