Mirage: Arcane Warfare from Torn Banner officially launched a week ago but player numbers have not lived up to their expectations. In an update from the studio, they state they are now planning to relaunch the game.
It’s difficult to ascertain why player numbers are low based on the player numbers recorded on Steamspy. Torn Banner think it’s due to technical issues but general awareness of the game could also be a major factor to consider. The update from the team reads:
“We are currently working with Steam on what is essentially a “relaunch” event for Mirage – there will be updates on this within a week’s time, at the very latest.
“We’re aware of lower-than-expected player numbers and we are working on solutions to help improve the player experience. Currently we are seeing that players jumping on during off-peak hours can find it hard to find well-populated servers.
“Launch day saw technical issues that unfortunately led to a poor start for Mirage’s launch week player population. We know that since then, concurrent player count has suffered and has occasionally been an obstacle to experiencing Mirage as it’s meant to be played. In the short term we want to encourage the community and players to continue to enjoy the game and leave a review on the Mirage Steam store page in advance of our “relaunch” event.”
There’s a lot of competition when it comes to multiplayer FPS games. Torn Banner are going to have to work hard to grab the attention of gamer to make Mirage: Arcane Warfare a success.