With Halo: Reach
and Halo: The Master Chief Collection
topping the Steam
charts the same weekend as the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption II
made its way to the platform. Although it has been available for about a month via the Epic Game Store
and Rockstar's own store-front - it's player count still seems pretty low.
With the Halo: Reach peak-player count being 93,305 players compared to Red Dead Redemption 2's 41,163. Which is less than half (figures obtained via Steam Carts
). Compared to GTA V's launch on PC - which saw peak-players measured in the 250,000 range - it's hard to not view this as somewhat of a disappointment. More surprising is that it's currently not in the top 10 games played on Steam.
With two major franchises, Halo and Red Dead Redemption, coming to Steam in a big way this past weekend, the former looks to be the biggest success. Especially when you factor in the title's inclusion as part of Xbox Game Pass.
Red Dead Redemption II's PC launch issues are also reflected in Steam's current user reviews - which are Mixed due to several issues players are having with crashes. Something that we didn't experience in our own review
of the PC version.