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Radical Heights is Yet Another Flop from Boss Key Productions

Player Base Already Down 82% Since Early Access Started on Steam 2 Weeks Ago

April 25, 2018 by

When Radical Heights debuted two weeks ago, it looked like Boss Key’s quick attempt at a battle royale game could save the studio. While it wasn’t pretty, Radical Heights showed potential and topped the peak player count of the studio’s previous flop, LawBreakers.

But unlike other popular BR games which have seen their player bases rise week after week in early access, the population of Radical Heights has already started to decline drastically.

Peaking with 12.5k players at #21 during its second day on Steam, Radical Heights has since lost 82% of its players, dropping to a peak of only 2.2k players yesterday.

Radical Heights Peak Concurrent Players on Steam via GitHyp

After tracking the player counts for new releases and early access games over the past couple years on GitHyp, we’ve seen that the key to successful BR games has been enticing players to jump ship from other BR games.

In its second week of early access on Steam, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had already doubled its launch day peak of 39k players by stealing away H1Z1: King of the Kill‘s players. PUBG’s exponential growth each week lead to it peaking at over 3 million concurrent players less than one year later, while H1Z1 lost most of its player base.

Fortnite has recently become the most popular BR game by doing the same thing to PUBG. Sadly, it doesn’t look like Radical Heights has managed to convert any BR players for longer than a day. And with the player base not following the same upward trend, Radical Heights looks like another flop for Boss Key Productions.