BattleBit Remastered | Indie shooter is the top-selling game on Steam


BattleBit Remastered is currently the top-selling game on Steam, ahead of Starfield and other big-name titles. The indie shooter was made by just three people.


Proving that you don’t need a marketing department or vast budgets to make a hit, indie first-person shooter BattleBit Remastered is, at the time of writing, the top-selling game on Steam.

Launched into Steam Early Access on 15 June, BattleBit Remastered is a multiplayer military blaster in the mould of the Battlefield series. Visually, it has a charming low-poly, retro look – think Battlefield but built on a Minecraft server and you’re on the right lines.

The good thing about low polygon counts and simple textures, though, is that you can have incredibly fast, smooth action and dozens of players murdering each other at the same time. BattleBit currently supports up to 254 players per server while at the same time providing destructible environments and a panoply of vehicles to choose from. There’s also an armoury of 44 weapons and 18 maps. In other words, plenty of the features you’d expect from a triple-A multiplayer shooter, but without the processor-intensive graphics that would require a high-end PC.

Most impressively, BattleBit Remastered appears to be the work of just three people – lead developer SgtOkiDoki, 3D artist and creative head Larry, and level designer Vilaskis.

They’ll most likely be toasting their success right now, because – at least at the time of writing – BattleBit Remastered is currently a best-seller, appearing at the top of Steam’s charts above far more expensive, high-profile releases like F1 23, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Starfield.

As PCGamesN points out, CSGO is free-to-play and has the kind of dedicated userbase that regularly makes it one of the most-played games on Steam. That BattleBit has captured imaginations so quickly, and with so little pre-launch hype, should see the shooter enjoy a healthy userbase of its own for some time to come.

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