God of War is Sony’s largest and highest-rated Steam launch

It’s clear that PlayStation-exclusive games on PC are in huge demand. You don’t need to look at the numbers to come to this conclusion, but they do an excellent job of proving it.After the successful launch of Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone, chances are slim god of war – Arguably the best of the three – can’t do better.

The PC version of God of War, released on Friday, January 14, is now officially Sony’s biggest Steam release ever.game attracts 73,529 concurrent players at peak, enough to make it into the top ten all at once.This is significantly above horizon Zero Dawn 56,557 peak concurrency, far beyond Days Gone meager (by comparison) 27,450 peak.

Average Steam ratings paint a similar picture.god of war has one Overwhelmingly positive reviews, or 97% positive, based on 9,095 user reviews over the past few days.In contrast, Horizon Zero Dawn managed only one very positive review, or 84% positive, based on 51,266 reviews. Days Gone actually has better ratings, in 91% (but still very positive) Based on 19,821 user reviews.

Many of God of War’s user reviews address some of the issues we highlighted in our PC tech reviews. The lack of a FOV slider, exclusive fullscreen support, dedicated AA solutions, and more are just a few of them. That said, God of War for PC is also the most optimized of the three games, with hardly any issues to speak of—save for a weird Intel 12th Gen CPU bug that prevents the game from launching when the onboard GPU is on.enable – something There is already an experimental patch.

It’s worth remembering that all three games are also available on the Epic Games Store, which means the PC player base is likely to be larger, which bodes well for future releases. The next PlayStation-exclusive PC release to be officially announced is Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which includes Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: Lost Legacy. It doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but it should be in our hands this year.