Well someone's certainly playing Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
, the newly launched fantasy MMORPG from Heatwave Interactive
. It's a safe bet that said someones are playing via Steam
, as Valve's
digital download platform is reporting that the Roman mythology-flavored MMO outsold all challengers
over the weekend.
Despite some predictions of a lukewarm reception due to the glut of fantasy MMOs and a hefty box fee (as well as a subscription model), Heatwave's
game sold well enough to outpace RIFT
as well as Guild Wars
, DC Universe
, and EVE Online
, all of which could be had at or lower than Gods & Heroes'
$39.99 price point.
Is it a case of a better-than-expected game or another example of how MMO players will buy anything and everything if it's new and shiny? Let us know what you think in the comments.