Kratos and Atreus’ jump to PC seems to have gone down well, as God of War apparently welcomed more than 70,000 concurrent players on its first weekend.
The numbers come from Steamdb.info who report that the PC version of the game enjoyed a peak of 73,529 users playing the game at the same time in the last 24 hours. (As spotted by PC Gamer) The game is currently also number one seller on the Steam chart following launch this past Friday.
For comparisons’ sake, other recent PlayStation exclusives that made the jump to PC include Horizon Zero Dawn, launching two years ago. Its highest Steam player count was around its launch, with 56,557. Days Gone, which arrived on Steam back in May, only boasts a high of 27,450 concurrent players.
It certainly won’t be the last first-party PlayStation title to arrive on PC. PlayStation 5 owners will get to play Unchartered: Legacy of Thieves collection from next week, with a PC version already confirmed to follow later in 2022.
Last May, it was reported that Epic Games had allegedly offered $200 million USD for several PC ports of PlayStation exclusives. While we might not find out if this was true (the numbers today are all Steam figures) it seems highly likely we’ll be seeing more games make the jump to PC soon. And with Horizon: Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarok both set for release in 2022, we may have two front runners already.
If you’ve not read it yet, check out Josh’s thoughts on the God of War PC port from over the weekend.