More PC gamers are playing Batman: Arkham Knight than Suicide Squad

2015’s Batman Arkham Knight has more active players than Rocksteady’s newest game

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the first game that Rocksteady has released since 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, and it isn’t performing well on Steam. It seems Warner Bros were wrong to create a multiplayer live service successor to a popular singleplayer story-driven game. In fact, Batman: Arkham Knight now has more active players than Suicide Squad on Steam.

Over the past 24 hours, Suicide Squad’s peak player count was 4,797. Batman: Arkham Knight’s peak for the same timeframe was 5,011. This data comes from SteamDB. Rocksteady fans are now flocking to the company’s previous game. In fact, all Batman: Arkham series games have seen their player counts increase on Steam.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has both failed to attract the attention of Batman: Arkham fans or the general gaming masses. If Batman: Arkham Knight, a 9-year-old game, can generate a higher player count than Rocksteady’s latest offering, it is hard to all Suicide Squad anything but a failure.

As a live service game, Suicide Squad will live and die based on its active player count. Live service games need large player counts to survive, and right now it looks like Suicide Squad is doomed to fail. Will Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League be the next Marvel’s Avengers? Will Rocksteady be able to reverse this game’s fortunes?

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Mark Campbell

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