Atomic Heart Has Crossed 5 Million Players in 3 Weeks
More updates and DLC for the game are on the way, the director confirms.
- Atomic Heart was released last month in February amid controversies from the Ukranian player base as well as the Ukrainian government.
- According to a recent announcement by the CEO and founder of Mundfish, Robert Bagratuni, Atomic Heart has reached 5 million players in its first three weeks.
- The announcement went on to confirm that more updates and DLC for Atomic Heart are on the way and are being developed based on player feedback.
Robert Bagratuni, CEO and founder of Mundfish, as well as the game director of Atomic Heart, just confirmed via Twitter that Atomic Heart has reached 5 million players in its first three weeks. Thanking the players and the community, he also confirmed that further updates to improve the game is currently on the way as well as DLC, both of which are being developed according to player feedback.
We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to our first game. Our team has worked hard since 2017 to create a project that delivers the ultimate gaming experience, and we are delighted to see that Atomic Heart has resonated with gamers worldwide! pic.twitter.com/K70WajyOFM
— Robert Bagratuni (@RobertBagratuni) March 21, 2023
Atomic Heart was released in February last month to a generally positive reception from critics and gamers. While the game drew plenty of ire for its lackluster voice acting and dialogue, buggy performance, and formulaic open world, it was also praised for its fun and satisfying combat as well as a uniquely well-designed world, fantastic music composed by DOOM composer Mick Gordon and interesting setting.
Atomic Heart received a 4/5 score from eXputer, with a verdict saying: “While the narrative leaves a lot to be desired, Atomic Heart is nonetheless a great FPS set in a beautifully realized Soviet setting.” The game was also privy to controversy prior to its release from a portion of the Ukranian player base raising voices for a boycott of the game due to alleged connections between developers Mundfish and the Russian government.
My musical contribution to #AtomicHeart will also support a greater cause. I've donated my fee to @RedCrossAU’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
If you're able to, please consider donating.
Together we can make a difference. #SupportUkraine pic.twitter.com/ADVZiWafw8
— Mick Gordon (@Mick_Gordon) February 14, 2023
Game composer Mick Gordon confirmed via Twitter that he donated all his earnings from the game to the Ukranian Crisis Appeal by The Red Cross. However, the Ukrainian government further urged that it will ask Valve, Microsoft, and Sony to halt the sales of Atomic Heart in Ukraine and also limit distribution in other states because of concerns regarding “the potential use of money raised from game purchases to conduct a war against Ukraine.”
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