The PC port of Days Gone may be better than the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn, but the latter has more players.
Sony’s second large-scale PlayStation exclusive PC did not achieve the same success as the first. Heaven is goneLaunched on PC a week ago, the game repeatedly appeared on Steam’s bestseller list, but ultimately attracted fewer viewers than Horizon Zero Dawn.
Days Gone has the highest number of concurrent players on Steam at 27,450, which was achieved after a gradual increase last weekend. This is less than half of the debut of “Horizon Zero Dawn” last year, when it reached 56557.
Of course, these two games are both launched on Steam and Epic Games Store, so while comparing, Days Gone may do better outside of Steam. As of this writing, the Steam reviews for these two games are “mostly positive”, although the “Horizon Zero Dawn” reviews have increased significantly because it has been released for more than 9 months.
This is especially surprising because, compared to Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone’s PC port is better optimized and feature-rich, while Horizon Zero Dawn is in a terrible state and makes developers Guerrilla Games is in better shape for most of the year.
That being said, it is also important to remember that “Days Gone” was much more criticized when it was released on PS4, and this sentiment affected sales there and eventually caused Sony to cancel the sequel plan. The negative welcome has also affected PC sales of games, which makes sense.
Indeed, with the arrival of more such games, we will more clearly see the interest of PC players in Sony exclusive products. I imagine things like the Bloodborne PC port will be much better than these two games.
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