Even though Xbox didn’t have many major wins in the previous generation, one of its products changed the industry’s trajectory. Xbox Game Pass was launched in 2018 and has been a major triumph for Microsoft amassing over 25 million subscribers.
But, probably the biggest success of this service has been the platform it has provided to indie/AA games.
We are seeing such a game succeed again on the platform in the form of High on Life. The FPS title from Squanch Games was already in the top 3 of every Game Pass popularity list. However, now it has risen even further and taken up the top spot on the Game Pass Cloud Streaming chart.
- High on Life is the most popular title on Game Pass Cloud Streaming.
- It’s also No.2 on both the Console and PC charts.
- Squanch Games’ FPS title is only behind Minecraft and Solitaire respectively.
Benji-Sales on Twitter reported this info via a Tweet from his account. He posted several Xbox Game Pass popularity charts ranging from console to PC. All of them had one thing in common, High on Life was in the top 2 on all platforms.
High on Life continues to perform VERY strong on Game Pass
Most Popular List
• #1 on Cloud Streaming
• #2 on Console only behind Minecraft
• #2 on PC only behind Solitaire (always #1 lol)
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) December 17, 2022
The highest peak of Justin Roiland’s game comes on Xbox Game Pass’ Cloud Streaming charts. High on Life is currently the No.1 Cloud Streaming title on the Microsoft service. It beats some popular titles like Forza Horizon 5, Rainbow Six Siege, and Halo Infinite to take the crown.
Xbox Game Pass’ Cloud Streaming allows you to play the game on any device ranging from your Android phone to an iPad. Hence, Game Pass owners have been playing the game on devices other than their native Xbox. Beating out multiplayer games on Cloud Streaming is a massive win for Squanch Games and High on Life.
Moving on to other platforms, the FPS title has also been doing really well on console and PC. On console, High on Life has gone up to No.2 from No.3 and is only behind one of the most popular games of all time: Minecraft. So, Justin Roiland’s new adventure has also exceeded expectations on Xbox Game Pass console charts.
Likewise, High on Life has also got a promotion on the Game Pass PC charts in a similar manner to consoles. It is now No.2 after moving up a spot and is again behind a mega force: Solitaire. Every breathing human being on Earth knows about Solitaire and we sometimes open it when we don’t even want to play it.
Benji-Sales also said Solitaire is basically always at the top spot. Hence, it’s safe to say that High on Life has done very well for itself on PC too, and is virtually No.1. The numbers Squanch Games’ new title is unusual for a single-player game that isn’t from a major studio.
So, Justin Roiland and his Rick and Morty sense of humor seemed to have worked their charm on players. The reviews of the game aren’t that strong with many major websites calling it average at best. But the players seem to love High on Life and at the end of the day, that is what matters.
— alyssa mercante (@alyssa_merc) December 13, 2022
Major debates have been raging on about the talking guns and the humor of the game. However, it seems like players either don’t mind the random Kotaku callouts or just love the gameplay a lot. Whatever it is, seeing another game from a new studio do well on the Game Pass is pretty cool.
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