Loadout draws millions

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Remember how we made you all play Loadout for our community play last time? We are apparently really trendy – everyone else is playing it, too. Wait, seeing as we’re early, does that make us hipsters? Or are we just mainstream and doing what everyone else does?

Edge of Reality, the developers behind Loadout, have released some impressive state from its first few weeks on Steam. In its first 14 days of availability, Loudout got two million signups. Going toe-to-toe with free-to-play giants like Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, Loadout is already one of the top five most popular free-to-play games on Steam with players logging over 9 million hours of game time.

Edge of Reality CEO, Rob Cohen said the team was surprised by the demand, leading to some server issues at launch:

The incredible surge of interest at launch shattered all our expectations, and it unfortunately just became too much for our servers to handle in the beginning. Very few Steam titles have reached the peak concurrent users we achieved upon release. We’re committed to delivering an excellent game to our community, and we continue to work hard to ensure that our servers provide all our players with the same fluid, responsive, and enjoyable experience across the board.

Loadout certainly has shattered expectations – so often multiplayer games flop at launch, it must have been hard for them to know what kind of server capacity they would require. However, now that people are jumping on board, it seems like they are boosting servers and doing what they can to ensure that the game is stable for everyone.

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Last Updated: March 3, 2014

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