“Dauntless”—a free-to-play action-RPG from developer Phoenix Labs—is already on its way to becoming a massive success. According to the Phoenix Labs, Dauntless now has six million players with a growth of two million players in five days. Dauntless’ 6 million player base also comes from its 60% cross players from multiple platforms. Dauntless also offers PS4 crossplay with other platforms for the first time in history.
Dauntless had its official launch on May 21, 2019, for the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store. And within a span of seven days, Dauntless has managed to bring six million players to the fold.
Dauntless announced its week one stats on its Twitter page just yesterday. One of the most interesting parts of the Dauntless’ Week One Stats is that about 60% of its players came through crossplay. That’s a huge number and that is the reason too Microsoft and Sony are probably partnering up for future crossplay solutions.
⚔️ WEEK ONE STATS ⚔️
While we've been slaying the login queue, you've been slaying …
— Dauntless (@PlayDauntless) May 28, 2019
Of course, crossplay is just one of the features Phoenix Labs offers with Dauntless. It allows players to come together and play regardless of what platform they have. And what’s more interesting is that Dauntless is the first game ever to launch with PS4 crossplay functionality.
After Dauntless’ launch, Jesse Houston, CEO, and co-founder of Phoenix Labs said in a press release:
“When we first started talking about ‘One Dauntless,’ we knew it was a truly audacious goal.” He added, “No one has ever launched on console with full crossplay support from the start, but we believed in our vision and, thankfully, our friends at Epic Games, Sony, and Microsoft did too. Keeping the community connected is one of our top priorities, and with all the new players coming in at launch, there’s never been a better time to be a Slayer in Dauntless.”
It will be interesting to see whether or not Dauntless continues to perform well after a month. Dauntless may even break Apex Legends’ record of 50 million players in one month. But that is only possible if all goes well for Pheonix Labs.
If you have just started playing Dauntless, check out our beginners guide where we dive into essential tips and tricks that’ll make you a pro!
Dauntless is a free-to-play action role-playing video game. It is developed by Phoenix Labs and Epic Games. Dauntless is out now for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4.