Stray, the cat action game that has taken the video game community by storm is smashing records on Steam for the developers.
Published by French company Annapurna Interactive, Stray is already proving to be its biggest launch of Steam to date. This is especially impressive when you think that Stray was only released yesterday.
According to SteamDB, within its first 24 hours of launch, Stray had achieved 62,963 concurrent players on the PC platform. At the time of writing, Stray currently has 33,367 players exploring the neon-lit, decaying cybercity.
Annapurna is feline good!
Furthermore, according to video game market analyst, Benji-Sales, Stray is absolutely smashing player numbers on Steam compared to other titles from Annapurna Interactive.
To compare notes, Benji-Sales states that 12Minutes had a peak of 8,021 concurrent players, Outer Wilds with 7,936, Neon White with 3,277 and finally, the amazing Journey with 1,757.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that not only will the concurrent player numbers for Stray grow on Steam in the coming days, but we’re not even taking into account the numbers on PS5 as well as PS4.
Developed by BlueTwelve Studio, in our review of Stray, we described it as a: “delight of a game to experience. Forcing players to make organic progress feels like a genuine achievement, and viewing this world through the unique perspective of a cat gives the story considerably more weight. Stray is a game that you will think about even when you’re not playing it.”
Stray is playable on PS Plus!
In related Stray news, not only is this cat action game included in the newly revised PS Plus subscription tiers, but some players might be able to play Stray for free!
Have you played Stray yet? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the game across our social media channels. Stray is available now for PC, PS4 and PS5.
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Featured Image Credit: Annapurna Interactive/Source: VGC/SteamDB