Sea of Stars Surpasses 4 Million Players in Less Than Four Months
Thu Dec 21
Sabotage Studio's retro-inspired RPG, "Sea of Stars," has achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing an impressive 4 million players in less than four months since its initial release.
This significant achievement can be attributed to the game's widespread availability across various gaming platforms, including PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass, which introduced it to a broader audience. Additionally, for those who prefer physical copies of their favorite games, there's exciting news on the horizon as "Sea of Stars" is set to receive a physical release in early 2024 on popular consoles such as PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
The success story of "Sea of Stars" began unfolding on its very first day, with an astounding 100,000 copies sold. This number swiftly rose to an impressive quarter of a million copies by the end of its first week. The game's popularity continued to surge steadily over the following months, fueled by enthusiastic recommendations from players and notable recognition at prestigious events like the BAFTA and Game Awards.
It's important to note that the player count mentioned, while impressive, doesn't directly correlate to specific sales figures. Nonetheless, it undeniably reflects the game's growing influence and its capacity to resonate with a vast and diverse player base. Although "Sea of Stars" shares some connections with Sabotage's earlier hit, "The Messenger" (released in 2018), it has undoubtedly carved out its own unique identity in a competitive gaming landscape.
Co-founder Thierry Boulanger expressed his deep sense of satisfaction, saying, "[This] is the game of my dreams, and seeing its quest resonate so strongly with players and critics means the world to everyone at Sabotage." Boulanger also tantalizingly hinted at the forthcoming "Throes of the Watchmaker" expansion, underscoring the studio's excitement about revealing the game's exciting future developments.
In just a few short months, "Sea of Stars" has not only garnered an impressive player base but also won the hearts of gamers worldwide, establishing itself as a remarkable RPG in the ever-expanding gaming universe. With the highly anticipated "Throes of the Watchmaker" expansion on the horizon, the game's journey is far from over, promising even more thrilling adventures in this captivating retro-inspired world. Gamers can look forward to an exciting future as "Sea of Stars" continues to shine brightly in the gaming galaxy.