For some time now, there have been persistent rumors of a Metal Gear revival: After the split from konami and game developers Hideo Kojima the company was able to keep the rights for the series and also produced Metal Gear Solid 5, but since then the shift has been in the ditch.
If you actually want to throw a new title onto the market, Konami should keep your eyes and ears open: At the moment they are working player numbers from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (buy now €37.56 /€14.99 ) namely through the roof and if Konami wants to build on its record of the most successful fiscal year ever, a successor to the spin-off could be a veritable bonanza.
Where does Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s popularity surge come from?
Because actually is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is currently on the march to success and is experiencing an unprecedented surge in attention: the title is not only on everyone’s lips in social media, but can also record a huge increase in players: Whole 1000 percent monthly players have engaged with the since April Cyber samurai raiding plunged into battle.
The PlayTracker site was the first to notice the explosion in player numbers on twitter shared some numbers. The exact dates can be found on SteamDB: After years of barely holding 100 concurrent players, the title experienced its first rush in December 2021 with around 900 concurrent players.
This is dwarfed by the current player numbers: At the moment around 1500 players are fighting their way through Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, in the meantime it was even up to 2000. Of course that’s nothing compared to the around 12,000 simultaneous players when it was released in 2013 – but the sudden increase in players is more than remarkable.
The reason for this can probably only be understood in the age of the Internet, because the Metal Gear offshoot actually has the unexpected popularity of a few memes Thanks to. One of the most important of these is an image of Jetstream Sam, the villain of the game. The character’s thoughtful pose in one scene gave him cult status, achieved four months ago a corresponding gif on Reddit over 15,000 upvotes.
On too YouTube and Twitter the action game experiences an absolute high: YouTuber Max0r published the video in December “An Incorrect Summary of Metal Gear Rising” and has garnered over four million views to date, while around 15,000 viewers are currently watching streamers play Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.