Hogwarts Legacy is anticipated to be the best-selling game of 2023 by the end of the year, excluding Call of Duty. That being said, its reign on Steam has already come to an end, since a new game has topped the Steam Top Seller ranking, and it was released today. It, like Hogwarts Legacy, has caused quite a fuss due to the fact that it is developed by Mundfish, a Russian company. Many people are unaware that Mundfish is a Russian developer, and those who are informed don’t seem to care, but there has been some protest and boycotting of the game, particularly on Twitter. If you haven’t already guessed, the game in question is Atomic Heart, which is finally available today on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X after years of waiting.
So far, and at the time of writing, the game has received “Very Good” user ratings on Steam, with 89 percent of roughly 2,000 user reviews praising the game. This, paired with the fact that it has topped the Steam charts, implies that the criticism and boycotting of the game has had no impact. In fact, there’s a case to be made that it’s only aided the game, as there is no such thing as poor publicity in the video game industry. Boycotts and backlash are frequently used for free advertising.