I’m not concerned at all and you have yet to show me that you’re a very optimistic person, DontPanic.
Ultimately if you don’t like the game or don’t think it has a future, then don’t buy it; there are plenty of other worthwhile games out there deserving of your money. Also, I wouldn’t go solely by Steam charts. Unless you have data from all platforms, you cannot say whether or not a game is in jeopardy. So calm down and stop panicking.
I definitely believe it. In fact my own experience backs it up. Battleborn has been my number 1 most looked forward to game since Destiny’s launch and before Destiny it was my second most looked forward to game (Incidentally I’ve been playing video games for 26 years now and Destiny is the only video game that i’ve ever truly HATED and still HATE but i digress). I played the crap out of Battleborn’s open beta. Even got all the way too level 30 or so on it. I pre-ordered Battleborn a couple days before it’s may 3rd launch.
Around this time my friend andrew mentioned overwatch too me. A game that i seen others talking about but never cared enuff too look into it and see what it was about. I looked into it afterwards and found out that the open beta was around the exact same time as Battleborn’s launch (may 5th for me since i didn’t pre-order it). I played battleborn for the first 2 days but used the open beta for overwatch too decide if i wanted too get the game. I spent the extreme majority of my playtime between may 5 and may 9 on the overwatch beta. I even put 17 hours into it. When it ended though i went back too playing Battleborn.
The report, and also the report these figures are from does not indicate the source of the data. The easiest figures they would have access to would be over the counter sales provided by retailers. Digital download sales (which would account for most of Steam sales) are much harder to come buy.
“GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems.”
I keep playing Battleborn everyday and get pissed because most of the games I get paired with idiots or it becomes a 4/3 vs 5. I would keep with the game if the player base would stop being crap, but more importantly make it where something will be done about unbalanced teams…
While OP does have legitimate concerns i do think that the title of this thread is damaging for consumer perception, when it doesn’t need to be.
Im not sure how accurate this translates to the wider market but:
Out of my console friends, they ether pre order games or wait for a first week review, then buy the game if they want it.
Out of my PC friends, almost all of them wait for the inevitable sale.
Plus the Overwatch Beta is still on, and not everyone has time to play multiple games.
Yes, he did, but only a small fraction of the date, which I addressed. Also, there’s this:
And the main reason I posted what I did was because of this:
The game is doing fine and there are and have been plenty (and I do mean plenty) of doomsday predictions which have yet to even come close to being true about the game. Let it do its thing. If six months from now the game dies, then you guys were right. If not, I’ll be back with a big I told you so.