Over the last few years, the genre of Battle Royale It has not stopped expanding with more and more video games that have tried to bet on this genre, some with better results than others, but it is difficult to stand up to titles like Fortnite or PUBG that already have a very established user base. Even so, that was not an inconvenience for the company Wonder People when wanting to launch Super People.
The game in question was very well accepted during its first months for trying to offer something different from what we are used to seeing. However, a long list of problems triggered a wave of criticism and rejection from the community, hence the in less than a year he has gone from success to failure to the point that it will disappear in a few months.
A priori it may seem something very surprising, but when you delve into the situation he has experienced, you realize that everything was the A Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
What is Super People about?
Wonder People’s Battle Royale was released in free-to-play form with internal purchases, so anyone could access its corresponding download on Steam, although it was only released as early access. Its objective is practically the same as that of other similar proposals, since it invites us to get fully involved in a pitched battle against dozens of players.
What makes it something more special compared to other games is that in reality the characters are not just stick figures, but they are super soldiers. They all have their own weapons and powerful abilities, but the goal remains the same to try to be the last one standing, whether playing solo or with partners in trios for the entire team to emerge victorious.
Total there are 13 different soldiers whose ultimate abilities vary depending on which one has been chosen, which could tip the scales in their favor if they are used perfectly. What’s more, even its own creators have admitted that in the games you can feel the excitement of facing other players due to the gameplay and the constant changes on the battlefield.
For the rest, as already happens in cases such as Fortnite, as soon as you start you jump from the sky and fall in the place of the map that you prefer. At first you start with nothing and little by little you equip yourself with lethal weapons that are added to abilities such as being able to jump higher than normal, move faster or listen to the opponent’s heartbeat to aim better if you choose a sniper .
A good start that took no time at all to plummet
According to the data provided by SteamDB, when Super People began its journey on October 9, 2022, it started very well with figures of around 45,000 people connected simultaneously. In fact, a few days later, on October 13 specifically, reached its highest peak with 47,392 userswhich gave the impression that players were very eager to give it a try and enjoy it.
But the bad news didn’t take long to emerge, because in just one month the number of players dropped to 30,000 users in December, it was only capable of gathering a maximum peak of 18,000 players. And the thing did not stop there, because in January the number did not stop decreasing at full speed, so there were only a little more than 3,000 users who were still playing the game.
Since then, the rate of players leaving it has continued downhill and without brakes. To give you a better idea, This same week the highest peak that has been achieved has been only 201 userswhile the lowest is just 21 people, which is really low numbers for a game focused on multiplayer and even more so for a Battle Royale.
The reasons that caused this terrible situation
To better understand what caused all this, we have to go back to February 2022, since at that time a beta was published on which the developers assured that brought together 4.3 million different players. That generated a lot of interest heading into the launch a few months later, which is why it got off to such a good pace.
What’s more, the opinions deposited by users were also very favorable. However, in the same way that more and more people were getting off the boat, negative opinions were more abundant, reaching a point where the situation is 50-50. All this has its explanation and the biggest reason why the game received so many sticks was because of its internal store.
Although Super People has never been a pay-to-win, according to details from Mein-MMO, the design of the soldiers was somewhat horrible, so users could access the store to purchase skins that allowed them to change their appearance. The problem was that the use that was given to them was temporaryso that you could use them for three, five or seven days and after that period of time they disappeared from inventory, so you had to go through the checkout again.
In any case, its performance problems, graphical failures or the fact that the store was somewhat messy and confusing was also criticized. On the contrary, what was valued positively was the fact that its combat system was well designed and it was fun to go distributing shots left and right.
In order to improve the environment and give players a better experience, all kinds of updates were released, especially in the store due to complaints. That’s when in December the name of the game was changed to call it Super People 2, as if implying that it was newer and better. Despite this, it was not enough, because the numbers continued to decline.
As our 3DJ colleagues comment, a serious problem with this situation was due to the fact that the games were populated by undesirables who saw that the only way to have a good time was by cheating. The so-called hackers were becoming more and more abundant and only one was able to annoy dozens of players, which did not create a good atmosphere at all and that is why more people chose to leave and never return.
And that was not all, because the scarcity of players also meant that the few that remained active found themselves far apart from each other worldwide, which left them no choice but to have to play on servers far away, thus increasing the number of players. ping an awful lot. Even its creators considered the option of adding botsbut it was certainly not the most suitable solution for all these problems.
The time to say goodbye to Super People 2
The Wonder People company, aware that it is in a situation that has become irremediable, opted to issue the following statement just a few days ago:
First of all, we would like to thank all of the Super Soldiers who have supported and loved Super People 2. Unfortunately, despite your great support and love, we will have to cancel Super People 2 Early Access starting on August 21st. We have strived to release balance patches and strive to make constant changes, however the number of users continues to decline.
Due to game features such as Battle Royale, if the number of users decreases, the matchmaking time increases and the matchmaking cannot be fair, so we cannot provide the fun gameplay that we want.
The number of users has decreased so much to the point where it will no longer be available in early access form. We deeply apologize for making this decision.
Sad news for the team and for all the players who were still accessing the servers. Therefore, today the game download has been completely removed from steam and the internal payment system has also disappeared, so those who have coins will be able to redeem them whenever they want as long as the servers remain active.
The moment when it will be time to say goodbye forever it will be on August 21which does not mean that Wonder People is very satisfied with the support they have received, promising that they will do everything possible so that Super People 2 be your best in this final stretch until it disappears without ever leaving its early access phase.
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