Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon has quickly reached an impressive milestone after just days of release. FromSoftware’s latest product has already become one of the hottest launching games on Steam in 2023. The newest installment in the robot series has recently become a hot topic of discussion, the game is receiving a positive reception from of critics and fans after more than a decade. of absence. Although it belongs to a completely different genre from the super products called FromSoftware in recent years, Armored Core 6 is a proof of developer effort with the goal of introducing this series of games to the public.
The appeal of the game is reflected in the fact that Armored Core 6 brings the spirit of previously released Souls-like games through the ability to customize the robot with different options and strategies. Players also have the opportunity to decorate their robot in different ways. Many people have shared their creativity in building a battle machine based on a certain theme. The game has been a huge success on Steam and the number of players online at the same time has helped Armored Core 6 to reach the list of the most released games in 2023.
Armored Core 6 drew 156,171 concurrent players over the weekend. That number makes Armored Core 6 the fifth-highest-launching game in 2023, after Hogwarts Legacy remake, Baldur’s Gate 3, Sons of the Forest, and Resident Evil 4.
Although the number of players for Armored Core 6 is still not comparable to that of Hogwarts Legacy or Baldur’s Gate 3, it is still an impressive number when the game is one of FromSoftware’s relatively “niche” series. Compared to other FromSoftware games, Armored Core 6 was second only to Elden Ring in terms of player numbers at the time of release. The game outperformed other “major hits” Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.