Strangely it feels like an old methuselah at this point
On steam it had a max average of online players at about 4k
Dropped to 1k within a month. 75% drop.
Dropped 15%-20% per month since then and is currently running a bit under 300 poor little peeps average for last 30 days.
Even more strange is that it hit the humble bundle where it arguably cost under $10 for its slice of the bundle ($15) yet that made little to no difference in the decline in average # of players. Mind you this is an always online game.
Game wasn’t really well received and had trouble, even from a AAA publisher and studio, breaking the top 50 in # of players. Again this is an online only game.
Metascore is 69. A nice D+ rating. Most likely extinguishing bonuses based on reviews/metacritic.
Game costs $6 now if you look for the sale but that isn’t making any difference.
For reference, Aliens: Colonial Marines - a dud from Gbox is now $8 on sale. Got a 45 metascore. About the same # of peak players and slightly less average players after the first month. An admitted disaster of a game that Gearbox was SUED for. Battleborn is only doing marginally better in players.
Battleborn is only slightly more popular than Aliens: Colonial Marines. But Aliens could be played offline. So really Battleborn appears to be a disaster on the level of Aliens overall. And Gbox COMPLETELY ABANDONED Aliens. I hold no hope for Bborn.
I guess the question is: can gearbox do a good game anymore that isn’t a remaster of someone else’s awesome game or borderlands?
I do look forward to borderlands 3 and the 50 DLC’s that will inevitably come with it. Its clear they will have random loot and loot boxes of some type that you can buy.