According to independent Steam data aggregator SteamDB (first reported by PCGamesN), Marvel’s Avengers managed 29,916 Steam players during its first day of full launch Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League managed just 13, 459
Both games offered an early access period wherein players could pay for a special version of the game to play the game ahead of the full launch.
Suicide Squad’s early launch was not without issue. As soon as the game went live in New Zealand and Australia, Rocksteady was forced to pull it offline after players experienced a bug which automatically completed the game after they logged in for the first time.
The downtime lasted more than six hours. This was followed by further maintenance on Wednesday, which lasted around an hour.
In response to this Warner Bros. gifted Suicide Squad early access players $20/£16 of in-game currency.
Both Suicide Squad and Marvel’s Avengers required an online connection to play. While Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League requires a consistent connection, Marvel’s Avengers needed a one-time check-in at the start of each session.
Crystal Dynamics announced last year that it would be ending all official support for Marvel’s Avengers on September 30, 2023, having published its last update on March 31. The game is now unavailable for purchase.
The studio is currently working on the next Tomb Raider game, which will be published by Amazon Games.