4 of previously Xbox/Microsoft Store games is making it big on Steam.
After a disappointing and a rough first half of this generation, Microsoft changed their policy and adopted a more inclusive approach to gaming, by removing the console exclusive tag and releasing all Xbox game studios game on both the Xbox and PC via Microsoft store.
Recently Microsoft started releasing some of these games on Steam as well as Switch. Even though they received a lot of criticism from the community for these changes, it now seems that Microsoft was in the right as 4 of these games are now on the Steam Global Top Seller list; gaining both player base as well as revenue.
Rare’s Sea of Thieves can be seen topping the list. The game initially felt unfinished and monotonous. But, Rare improved upon the game with constant support and updates. Hence, managing to hold a steadily increasing and loyal player base. Now, it seems the population of the community will increase further. Additionally, the game supports crossplay.
On the third spot, we can see Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This artistic Metroidvania is considered one of the best of its genre, including its prequel.
In addition to Ori and the Will of the Wisps, we can see the very first entry to the Ori series here as well. First released in 2015, Ori and the Blind Forest was an instant hit, and now still going strong thanks to the influence of Steam.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection can also be found. Though, a bit disappointing not seeing the compilation of the legendary Master Chief and more, higher up the list. Our guess is the imperfect launch, which includes buggy online experience and few other problems; contributing to this.
Although many being against the decision, the release of great console exclusives on PC has been always great for both gamers and developers alike. Especially when released on the powerhouse that is Steam.
Sony has also jumped the wagon, not in full force like Microsoft, with the announcement of Horizon Zero Dawn on Steam. Therefore, now PC players will get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Master Race, indeed.
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