Dauntless launched a little over a week ago and developer Phoenix Labs has been keeping tabs on what everyone has been doing, announcing that 60% of all parties consist of cross-platform players split between PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
This is an interesting and positive thing to see. From our experiences, matchmaker has always matched us with a mix of players across the three different platforms. In fact, we have yet to be placed in a group that is filled with players from just one platform.
Since launching, the game has garnered the attention of over 6 million players. The addition of cross-play between the three platforms has so far been nothing but a resounding success. Cross-play not only boosts the overall player base of the total game, it must also drastically cut down on the time it takes to find a suitable party through the matchmaking system.
Whether or not the game will have staying power is yet to be seen. Many people online seem keen on pointing out the differences between Dauntless and Monster Hunter, but the two games are not comparable due to shorter playtimes and seasonal cosmetics versus long-term progression and large content expansions.
Cross-play will likely become in the future. If the game does die down in popularity after the initial weeks after launch, players who do enjoy Dauntless and stick around will still have a reasonably sized pool of players to team up with across the three platforms.
While the game did at first suffer from long queue times to log in during its first few days, the developers seem to have added sufficient infrastructure to fix this issue. Phoenix Labs also stated that Bruna and Max, the dogs in the town of Ramsgate, have been pet “too many to count.” Clearly, all is right in the world.
The rest of the stats provided by the developer can be seen below.
Dauntless is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.