Tribes: Ascend Hits 1.2 Million Downloads
Hi-Rez Studios today announced that Tribes: Ascend has been downloaded 1.2 million times to date. The fast-paced, free-to-play multiplayer shooter was released on April 12th, 2012 to strong critical reception from the gaming press including Editor’s Choice awards from PC Gamer, IGN, and GameSpy and 10/10 scores from review sites worldwide including Eurogamer and Ausgamers.
“We’re thrilled that over 1 million gamers have discovered the fast-paced and skill-based gameplay of Tribes,” said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. “It is truly the player support of the title that has driven the population growth and fuels our team to deliver updates.”
Hi-Rez Studios also announced that over 110,000 people have joined Tribes: Ascend via the recently introduced friend referral system.
“We see the community expanding primarily through positive word of mouth,” continues Todd. “Since release we’ve already recognized seven players who have each individually referred over 500 new people to Tribes: Ascend. The game’s success allows us to give back to the community through free DLC updates, tournament events and expansion into new markets in coming months.”
Tribes: Ascend has received three free DLC updates to date and has outlined a summer schedule for tournaments that include over $30,000 in cash and prizes for players.
Can’t get enough of the Esports scene? Hi-Rez also announced today that SMITE, their 3rd person mythology MOBA, will be hitting CB on May 31st! They are currently accepting pre-orders to ensure beta access including 10 permanent god unlocks plus five free gods. Check out the official site for more info: https://account.hirezstudios.com/smitegame/