Gundam Evolution is rapidly climbing the Steam charts as players persevere despite some pretty nasty connection issues leading to temporary bans.
If you haven’t kept up with Gundam Evolution, it’s basically Overwatch, just with giant robots from the classic anime franchise instead of sci-fi superheroes. Its beta builds have been well received, and it’s now successfully released as a free-to-play PC game, with console releases due in December.
On launch day, Gundam Evolution reached a maximum number of simultaneous players of 56,911. (opens in a new tab) players on Steam, making it the 17th most played game of the day. That puts it just ahead of venerable favorites like Ark: Survival Evolved, Warframe, and Rainbow Six Siege.
While the game has been popular, it currently has a “mixed” user rating on Steam. (opens in a new tab), with only 57% positive reviews. There are some negative comments about the balance of selectable mechanics, but the vast majority of the bad reviews point to the game’s problem with disconnections.
Players are frequently launched from the servers, often when the game crashes on desktop. Matches won’t repopulate with players, so battles quickly become one-sided. Worst of all, offline players receive temporary bans as penalties for leaving the game, even in casual matches.
The most frequent issue is the game crashing on a white screen, which Bandai Namco says it is investigating. (opens in a new tab). “We have been made aware of an issue where the screen turns white immediately after a match is made and then the game freezes, causing players to receive a leave game penalty when exiting the game and attempting to return. to join the game. We are currently investigating this issue. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.”
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