Crash Team Rumble dead on arrival as Twitch numbers hit less than 30 viewers

Crash Team Rumble dead on arrival as Twitch numbers hit less than 30 viewers
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Crash Team Rumble, Activision’s co-op based installment featuring characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe, has been pronounced dead on arrival after its Twitch numbers recently dipped to an all-time low figure of less than 30 viewers.

Even though the game received less-than-stellar reviews upon launch, the community’s lack of interest towards it is still somewhat shocking as its gameplay and diverse cast of characters presented an entertaining spectacle that should have been perfect for streaming platforms. But alas, it seems that Crash Team Rumble’s release alongside other action-packed hits like Street Fighter 6, BattleBit Remastered, and F1 23 may have ended up hindering its potential.

The differences in viewer figures for the aforementioned games are especially striking since SF6, BattleBit Remastered, and F1 23 are all averaging around 19k, 14k, and 3.5k spectators respectively. Crash Team Rumble, on the other hand, is only getting between 30-40 viewers, which is just slightly higher than that of Pikmin 1’s.

It’s unavailability on PC may also have hurt its prospects as multiplayer co-op titles often tend to do well when made compatible with Windows systems. Unfortunately, since it’s only playable on both previous and current generation PlayStation and Xbox platforms, the player base becomes limited to these consoles that are already dominated by FPS games like CoD, Apex Legends, and Fortnite.

With Crash Team Rumble still in its early days, though, its abysmal Twitch performance could still be salvaged as long as the developers make it available on more systems and add in some key quality-of-life improvements in the future. But time is ticking for Activision and Toys for Bob as a slew of highly anticipated launch windows, like the Starfield release date, are just waiting around the corner to snatch the spotlight once again.

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