The Anacrusis Xbox Game Pass launch

Co-op alien shooter The Anacrusis has gained a bit of a following since its announcement, in part due to Left 4 Dead comparisons. It launched on Xbox earlier this month, although not without its issues. However, the game has attracted a healthy player base so far.

Chet Faliszek, co-founder of studio Stray Bombay, said this about the game's Xbox/PC launch (thanks NME):

Seeing the community jump feet first into the Anacrusis in this first week has been fantastic. We’ve seen a huge surge in players from Game Pass and lots of positive responses from PC fans as well. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us and all the feedback that’s come in has been hugely appreciated. We’re continuing to create more game content and refine what’s there as we work on new features like mod support and the upcoming Challenge Track.

It seems that the Game Pass launch has helped with player numbers. The team revealed that The Anacrusis has hit over 200,000 players during its first week out there, an impressive number considering its January competition, with the likes of Rainbow Six Extraction.

The developer doesn't seem to be resting on its laurels though. As expected for an early access release, updates are on the way, bringing some Xbox-specific fixes too. Chief among those are performance improvements, for both Xbox Series X and S.

Are you one of the 200k that's given The Anacrusis a try so far? Let us know in the comments.

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