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Icarus Takeoff

Survival in the wild: ICARUS launch is finally here!

ICARUS presents the player with a series of insidious dangers. Source: RocketWerkz

After RocketWerkz and lead developer Dean Hall had already introduced precomputers to a beta weekend every two weeks to test ICARUS in recent months, the new survival title is now in keeping with the desert hype about “7 vs. . Wild “on Steam. for 24.99 euros (until December 7, 2021 for 22.49 euros) available. Late at night, the alien planet that gives the game its name opened its doors and invites you to adventure in stormy forests, extremely cold ice deserts and many other biomes.

ICARUS tells the story of mankind who threw the earth into the abyss and is consequently in a desperate search for a replacement. That replacement is supposed to be the planet Icarus. In addition to the almost idyllic forests and animals of the land, Icarus offers one thing above all: a mysterious and exotic material that greedy people try to get to earn a golden nose by selling it.

In that attempt, the volunteers, driven by this lust for wealth, braved all dangers. Said role of volunteers, called Prospectors in the game, is played by the players. You can find more information about ICARUS and the beginning of the game here.

ICARUS performs on Twitch and Steam
ICARUS performs on Twitch and Steam. Sources: RocketWerkz, twitchtracker.com, steamdb.info

Twitch and Steam indicate a successful launch

Just hours after launch, tens of thousands of gamers were playing ICARUS at the same time through Steam, eventually causing excitement at Dean Hall as well. What started with 25,000 active players at the same time grew over the course of the night to more than 40,000 players and more than 76,000 viewers on Twitch.

These numbers are definitely not bad for the first 24 hours and they spark anticipation of what is to come. ICARUS currently has more viewers than big titles like Forza Horizon 5, Rainbow Six Siege, Destiny 2, Rocket League, Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl, and sometimes even Halo Infinite.

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But not just on Twitch, but also on Steam, some major titles are lagging behind in terms of players who are active at the same time. We have already read some of them under the titles that have fewer viewers than ICARUS on Twitch today, December 4, 2021. Again Battlefield 2042, Rocket League, Forza Horizon 5 will be mentioned here. However, it should be noted that ICARUS is only available on Steam, while most Battlefield players through Origin, Rocket League players through the Epic Games Store, and Forza Horizon players can play through the Xbox or Microsoft Store app and consequently , skip the Steam numbers for the internal launcher. Game ends across consoles, of course, are not included in this statistic.

However, we are curious to see how successful ICARUS will be in the future.

What do you say, are you interested in the survival title?