Knockout City Reaches 2 Million Players Four Days After Release


Velan Studios revealed that team-based multiplayer title Knockout City managed to reach two million players within three days of release.

According to developer Velan Studios, Knockout City managed to cross a player count of two million within three days of its release on PC and consoles. A team-based multiplayer title centered around epic dodgeball matches, Knockout City launched late last week.

Electronic Arts published the title as a part of its EA Originals program, a publishing label that recently experienced great success thanks to Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two. Knockout City is, of course, a completely different beast, though. The online-only game pits rival Crews against one another in what essentially amounts to extreme dodgeball battles. Thus, players can throw, dodge, tackle, catch, and pass their way to victory. First impressions and reviews have been predominantly positive, which is most notably echoed by the title’s early success.

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Knockout City released in a free trial phase on Friday, May 21. Yesterday, Velan Studios announced in a post on the game’s official Twitter account that two million players had joined the fun. It’s an impressive feat the game may very well top over the course of the next few days, given that Knockout City’s free trial comes to a close in roughly four days. Thus, players have a bit more time to try out the epic dodgeball battles for themselves without risk.

Undoubtedly, the true sign of Knockout City’s success will come to the forefront in the days and weeks following its free trial exit. The game will bear a $20 price tag across all platforms, which could prove enticing to the millions of players who have grown invested in the experience throughout the last several days.

Electronic Arts founded its EA originals label in 2016 and has since let loose several noteworthy adventures into the wild. Some of the more memorable examples include the likes of Unraveled and A Way Out, but the imprint’s recent output continues to impress, as well. As noted above, Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two released earlier this spring. Akin to Knockout City, it garnered a wave of positive praise early on, selling over one million copies in less than a month. Sometime this year EA Originals is expected to deploy Lost in Random – the Tim Burton-esque adventure game revolving around dice.

Next: Knockout City’s Dodgeball Gameplay & Customization Shown Off In Trailer

Knockout City is available to play now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: Knockout City/Twitter

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