Following a relatively calm and quiet release, SCUM has somehow garnered itself the player count of just about 50,000 people in the span of a single day, according to Devolver Digital. This is the publishers biggest launch yet.
This milsim/battle royale/vaguely RPG-ish experience is a bit of an outlier for the genre it's competing in, with a wealth of innovative mechanics and systems underlining an already impressive base game. The sheer number of people enjoying it seems to be quite overwhelming indeed.
The numbers are impressive for what is an early beta release, naturally. Even with all of its performance issues - of which there are many - a steep learning curve, and a whole lot of stuff to worry about to keep your character alive, SCUM seems to be doing very, very well in today's market.
If you're looking to join all those players by creating a SCUM avatar of your own, the game is available for €16,79 on Steam, which is a fairly solid offer, considering. We'll see how things turn out for this promising project, as SCUM is slated for release in a year or so.