Stray is off to an impressive start in getting over 60,000 players on Steam during its release day and it could be the indie breakout title of 2022. The cyberpunk cat-sim game managed to beat out recent popular AAA titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Elden Ring, and NBA 2K22, to name a few. It has even received an overwhelmingly positive rating from over 10,000 users during its first day.
Stray has reportedly managed to become the most successful PC game launch for Annapurna Interactive ever.
Now over 60,000+ Concurrent Players for Stray on Steam— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) July 19, 2022
I absolutely cannot over emphasize how incredible these numbers are for an indie title. These numbers are much closer to what a successful AAA titles reach. HUGE hit for Annapurna Interactive and BlueTwelve Studio https://t.co/B8TbOKExta pic.twitter.com/2LSGNzIQQo
Positive reviews praising its visuals and game design have been coming in from a number of gaming sites as well.
- PCGamesN – “Stray review – a lost feline becomes a cyberpunk revolutionary”
- PC Gamer – “A sparkling feline adventure that always lands on its feet.”
- VGC – “REVIEW: STRAY IS A PLAYSTATION PLUS ESSENTIAL”
- IGN – “The cat’s meow.”
PlayStation numbers have not been reported yet but it sounds like the game could be a hit on consoles also. Tutorials and game guides are already popping up around the internet further showcasing players’ enthusiasm for the newly launched game.