Paris developer Slocap’s debut release, the melee combat RPG Absolver, hit earlier this week and has garnered considerably attention and praise for its unique features, and deep combat. And this in the face of a stumbling out the blocks with server and crashing issues. But despite these early stumbles, the former attributes of the game appear to have far outweighed the issues, as it he has become publisher Devolver Digital’s biggest game launch to date.
News of Absolver breaking Devolver Digital’s launch sales record came from none other than fictional Devolver CEO Fork Parker:
Update: Absolver is Devolver Digital’s biggest launch ever.
— Fork Parker (@ForkParker) August 30, 2017
The news was then confirmed by PCGamesN, who reached out to Devolver and received the following response from an official spokesperon:
“Devolver is super proud and honored to be working with Sloclap on their ambitious first game, Absolver, which has been our biggest game launch ever, both in terms of revenue and concurrent users, and the size of our egos.”
Devolver also revealed that the estimated concurrent players across both PS4 and PC, was around an impressive 30,000. Further, at the time of writing this, the game is the number one trending game on Steam with more than 85,000 owners, according to SteamSpy.
As for the server and crashing issues, they have been adressed in the game’s latest patch — which went live yesterday — and will continued to be adressed in upcoming patches according to Slocap.