Title: Armored Core VI Receives Rave Reviews and Sets Records with Impressive Launch
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, the latest installment in the popular third-person mecha action game series, has been met with great acclaim from critics and players alike since its worldwide release. Published by Bandai Namco, the game has achieved one of the biggest launches in FromSoftware’s history on the Steam platform.
Receiving an average score of 87 on Metacritic, Armored Core VI has garnered high praises and positive reviews for its engaging gameplay, stunning visuals, and immersive storyline. On Steam, the game has earned an impressive 84% rating based on over 3,000 user reviews.
Driven by its immense popularity, Armored Core VI has attracted a massive player base, with a peak of 129,285 concurrent users on Steam and 164k peak viewers on Twitch. These exceptional numbers have secured its place as the third most-played FromSoftware title in terms of peak concurrent players.
Recently released in 2023, Armored Core VI has already proven its mettle as one of the largest Steam releases of the year in terms of peak concurrent players, ranking behind only Resident Evil 4, Baldur’s Gate 3, and Hogwarts Legacy.
Bandai Namco Europe CEO, Arnaud Muller, expressed high expectations for Armored Core VI, predicting that it will surpass the success of previous games in the franchise. With Elden Ring, another game by FromSoftware, already selling 20.5 million units globally, Armored Core VI is projected to achieve similar success due to the studio’s recent track record.
Armored Core, which made its debut in 1997, has become a cornerstone of the gaming industry. The franchise, consisting of six main games and numerous spin-offs, has captivated players for years with its intense mech battles and intricate world-building.
Bandai Namco sees the release of Armored Core VI as an opportunity to expand the audience for the IP even further. The company aims to introduce new gamers to the rich universe of Armored Core while satisfying long-time fans with fresh and innovative gameplay.
With its impressive launch, positive reviews, and lofty expectations set by the industry, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is poised to make a lasting impact and solidify itself as one of FromSoftware’s most successful titles to date.
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