Natural Selection 2 selling 500+ copies per hour

It’s taken just over six years to bring Natural Selection 2 to retail, but it looks like fans hadn’t lost hope in the FPS/RTS hybrid. The game finally hit Steam yesterday, and – according to Unknown Worlds is selling even quicker than even the tastiest of warm, baked goods.

Natural Selection 2 is a multiplayer aliens-vs-humans shooter, combined with a few major strategy elements as you battle for survival.

Control the resources. Defend your base. Listen to your commander. Be prepared to face more and more powerful alien foes. Learn their many forms and abilities, and how to counter them. Find the heart of the Kharaa threat, and eradicate it. The battle begins now. Its outcome rests in your hands.

The game apparently skyrocketed to the top of the Steam best-seller charts, as well as nudging the top 10 concurrent play lists. The team at Unknown Worlds has been squishing bugs, issuing server fixes and expanding server capacity since launch, keeping everybody updated via a very busy Twitter feed. 480 player slots were added to Europe a few hours ago, Australia and New Zealand has just been increased by 42% ahead of local peak times later today, and the devs are even finding a little time to play the game with fans.

The truly impressive part, however? This post.

Holy crap. We’re selling 500 copies an hour. And growing.

…don’t let anyone tell you that people will lose interest in your game after a long, drawn-out development period. Sometimes it just makes them want it more. (Want a copy of your own? Head to the game’s Steam page. They’ll be waiting.)

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