Plenty of updates on the way according to Hi-Rez Studios’ COO Todd Harris.
Today Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the competitive free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend has been downloaded 1.2 million times to date.
The multiplayer-only game’s launch was preceded by a month long open beta, but the tally is still very impressive for a project which was entirely self-published and is a testament to how affectively a free-to-play revenue model can bring in the punters.
“We’re thrilled that over 1 million gamers have discovered the fast-paced and skill-based gameplay of Tribes,” explained a clearly excited Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. “It is truly the player support of the title that has driven the population growth and fuels our team to deliver updates.”
“We see the community expanding primarily through positive word of mouth,” he added.
“Since release we’ve already recognized seven players who have each individually referred over 500 new people to Tribes: Ascend. The game’s success allows us to give back to the community through free DLC updates, tournament events and expansion into new markets in coming months.”
We’re sure the free in-game gold to ‘encourage’ players to get their friends hooked as well certainly helped in getting Hi-Rez’s latest effort to breach the one million barrier.
If you’d like a more detailed analysis of Tribes: Ascend, and why you should play it this very second, check out the latest issue of MMOZine.
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