Launching tomorrow across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, Splitgate is literally too popular. That is awesome.
That might seem like a conflicting statement, when the servers continue to be flooded. In this case, it is incredibly wholesome to see so many players showing their support. Initially introduced on PC in 2019, the addictive free-to-play shooter has taken the FPS community by storm with its recent console launch. Put forward as “Halo meets Portal,” this refreshing ode to the late ‘00s era of shooters is worth every bit of hype.
Since launching on consoles, over 500,000 downloads have been recorded. The game went from 400 to over 65,000 concurrent players in the span of a week. The competitive scene has been dominated by rivals such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, making Splitgate’s numbers all the more impressive. Running all way up to the official launch, 1047 Games have been transparent on their goals too. Using this pre-launch period to iron out issues raised by the community, it is great to see clear communication in an industry commonly full of false promises.
“We are a small, growing team and are working around the clock to make sure that our transition to launch is as smooth as possible so that as many people who want to play can jump in without issues.”1047 chief technology officer Nicholas Bagamian
The games overwhelming success hasn’t been missed on 1047 Games either. Comprised of a small team of passionate genre enthusiasts, 1047’s influences are so prevalent because of their industry-seasoned staff. Gleefully showing their love for the aforementioned Halo and even some more unexpected titles, the puzzle pieces soon become apparent for how Splitgate was created.
“From its small beginnings as a student project when we were in college to today, where we’re on the verge of launching across two generations of consoles, this is a dream come true for me and the result of incredibly hard work by everyone at our studio.”1047 Games CEO Ian Proulx
Splitgate will enjoy its official launch on Tuesday, July 27th.