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PC Gaming Weekly: the magic of the $398 million survival sport market

 

Wonder why you’ve visible such a lot of survival video games on Steam over the past few years? Two of the pinnacle 20 trending games on SteamSpy — The Long Dark and Citadel: Forged with Fire — are survival games, and Rust and Ark: Survival Evolved are inside the top 20 in phrases of playtime.

Hundreds of lots of people are playing, streaming, and watching those games. And it’s helped survival and horror games grow to a near $four hundred million region for the primary six months of 2017 (with January’s Resident Evil 7 main), the market research firm SuperData estimates.

And it’s a sector I’ve long left out. I’ve attempted to get into Ark: Survival Evolved — a game making its transition from Early Access to complete launch on August 29 — each on PC and the PlayStation four, but I died (either freezing to loss of life or getting eaten via a dinosaur) before I was even able to accumulate up enough substances to craft a measly torch.

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I’ve also been tinkering with Citadel: Forged with Fire. It’s Ark and DayZ with magic and monsters rather than dinos, bows, and guns. It’s tough, thinking about it nonetheless in an alpha-check nation and launched in Early Access simply as a few weeks ago. But I’m going to hold casting for a route in Citadel — and as Blue Isle Studios adds features, spells, and more to its magical sport, I’ll begin seeing what lots of others are liking about survival video games.

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And perhaps even spend a buck or two as nicely.

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