Guilty Gear Strive got off to an impressive start on Steam

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Elia Tabuenca GarcĂ­a

PC isn't the traditional home of fighting games, so Steam isn't usually where the genre really takes off, it's very much a phenomenon on consoles. That said, Guilty Gear Strive is having a big day on its Steam release. In the first hours of release, he has already defeated Mortal Kombat 11 in simultaneous players throughout its existence on the platform.

Source: Official game page on Steam

At the time of this writing, Guilty Gear Strive had a peak of 28.355 concurrent players on Steam, and that number is still rising. But as redditor BNice points out, that's already more than Mortal Kombat 11's peak of 27.301, and significantly more than Tekken 7 (18.766) and Street Fighter V (13.807) have already managed to pull at the same time.

It's certainly way higher than any other game in Arc System Works' Guilty Gear series, many of which only had a few hundred players at once on Steam. Notably, Guilty Gear Strive had an open beta available, but only for players who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation. It's still managing to make impressive numbers in its early days on Steam, which is an encouraging thing to see for PC fighting game fans.

Part of this is likely due to the arrival of Guilty Gear Strive during a dry spell for new fighting games. But another part is probably that it looks extremely cool. Check out the official trailer for the game below:

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You can be an anime witch who hits people with an electric guitar. Frankly, we're not sure what more you could want from a video game. Strive is apparently one of the more accessible entry points into the genre as well.

Guilty Gear Strive is part of the lineup for this year's big fighting game tournament, Evo 2021, which kicked off this week.

Whatever the reason, Guilty Gear Strive still seems to be climbing the Steam charts, and with the weekend upon us, there's nowhere to go but up here.

Stay tuned on our website for more news and news about the world of games. Take care and until next time!

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