Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game Surpasses 1 Million Players on Launch Day

Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game Surpasses 1 Million Players on Launch Day

Gun Interactive’s Texas Chain Saw Massacre exceeds expectations following its release on Game Pass this Friday.

Within the first 24 hours of its launch on Aug. 18, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre saw over one million active players, according to the game’s official account on X (formerly Twitter).

The game’s official social media account posted an update to let players know that one million of them turned up to play the game, capping off their post by asking players “Who survived and who turned into BBQ?” This update came on the day following the game’s release on Game Pass, which gave Xbox and PC players who are subscribed to the service free access to the game. Gun Interactive, the game’s developers, have not revealed any sales numbers, however, so it is unclear how many players bought the game and how many are playing through Game Pass.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror survival game based on the classic horror film of the same game, which pits teams of “victims” against the Slaughter family, which includes the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface as a playable character.

Gun Interactive CEO Wes Keltner spoke up about the game’s initial success, stating that its release on Game Pass was crucial to ensuring that the title maintained a consistent player base so that users can find matches quickly. The game also features cross-platform connectivity, so players on any platform can be paired with anyone on PCs or consoles, allowing for utmost accessibility for players.

Even without official sales numbers, data from the online video game seller Steam show 85% positive user reviews and over 12,000 active players, demonstrating a strong initial reception. While the platform does not detail how many players purchased the game, it does appear on the site’s top sellers chart, which is dedicated to the most popular or bestselling games on Steam.

Gun Interactive has also reportedly taken measures to ensure the game does not run into legal roadblocks similar to the developer’s previous title, Friday the 13th, in which the servers were disabled following a lawsuit between prospective franchise IP owners. According to Keltner, the company worked directly with sole IP owner Kim Henkel to ensure the rights to the film and maintain active servers and content updates.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is available for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam or the Microsoft Xbox app.

Source: GamingBolt

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