It would appear that a lot of us have been high on life… in outer space!
Squanch Games’ developer of High On Life is announcing today that their challenging shooter has surpassed more than 7.5 million unique players worldwide since its launch in mid-December across Xbox consoles and on PC.
High On Life found was high on Steam as well — debuting as the top seller on Valve’s PC sales platform during its launch week. High On Life was always expected to be a big “Day One” for Xbox Game Pass release, and it was, surviving as the biggest 3rd party launch in Game Pass history, and the biggest single-player game launch on Game Pass ever.
I’ve long wondered if the allegations around the behaviour of studio founder Justin Roiland — which he has been absolved of — would harm the overall player numbers, but it appears the studio and their game maintain a following. And for followers, there appears to be more content on the way.
“With more than 7.5 million unique players, the team here at Squanch Games are beyond thrilled with this initial success,” says Mike Fridley, Squanch’s Studio Director. “Launching a brand new game property, especially one focused around comedy, is a huge undertaking, and we are so grateful for the community’s reactions and feedback. We will continue to listen carefully and are committed to improving, enhancing and growing the experience as we move forward. We also want to thank our amazing friends at Xbox for all of the love and support on the game.”