Outriders amassed 3.5 million unique players within one month of launch, with Square describing the title as its “next big franchise.” It’s unclear how many of those players have stuck around, but Square at least seems impressed by the game’s performance at this early stage. “We have been pleasantly surprised as the digital sales ratio for the title have been very high, and the number of active users has also beaten our expectations,” said company president Yosuke Matsuda during an investor Q&A. “We believe that our decision to make Outriders available with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass as soon as the title launched also worked in our favor (to build an install base for the game).”
Xbox Game Pass, which offers access to a range of first and third-party titles for a monthly fee, had over 18 million subscribers at the start of the year.
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