Update #2: As a final update of its launch weekend, God of War is now closing on 75,000 concurrent players on Steam. That makes it far and away Sony's best launch on PC thus far, and will certainly have the executives smiling.
Update #1: As expected, God of War's concurrent players number has continued to climb on Steam, reaching a high of near 60,000 at the time of republishing. This exceeds the record set by Horizon Zero Dawn previously. It'll be interesting to see just how high it can climb this weekend.
Original Story: God of War has got off to a strong start on PC storefront Steam, where it peaked at almost 50,000 players earlier in the day. This, to be clear, is concurrent users based on Valve data – it means the title has presumably sold significantly better, of course, as 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 fan feedback Overwhelmingly Positive.
Sony has attracted plaudits 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 plenty of fancy new features and great compatibility across the board. Since a slightly shaky start with Horizon Zero Dawn, the platform holder has been getting rave reviews for the care and attention it’s been putting into its PC conversions.
It’s worth remembering that God of War is also available on the Epic Games Store, so it’ll have sold a handful of copies there as well. At the time of typing, though, there are more people playing God of War on Steam than evergreens like Dead by Daylight, Warframe, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Obviously this is a single player title so the interest will tail off in the coming months, but clearly this will prove a shrewd investment from Sony’s hierarchy in time.