Over the past few days, some of the biggest streamers on Twitch.tv such as Shroud, Lirik, as well as Dr.Disrespect on YouTube have taken the dive into this war simulation game on PC. As they army crawl through the trenches being bombarded by artillery, they share their opinions and views on their experience. How will this effect the games player base, and why is it only now getting played by these big streamers?
Squad was released on December 14, 2015 by OffworldIndustries. It was made to be a tactical FPS military simulation game played with friends, or with random groups of players, as it relies on the constant communication, team plays, tactical planning, and squad cohesion within the 100 player lobbies.
This game gives you 20 very large open maps to play on with it being a 50 vs. 50 game mode. Another very big part of the game is the the player constructed bases and the vehicles that you can drive, or fly, to help rotation and provide heavy attacks on your enemy such as artillery strikes or gun fire from above.
Ever since the release of the beta in 2015, Squad has had enormously positive reviews.
With the “official” release of Squads, coming out of beta, it has reached the most people playing. Just from the past 30 days, according to SteamCharts, it has peaked at nearly 15 thousand players, the most this game has ever seen.
From here on out, with its new player base and many new players coming to the game, I think we will see an increase in updates and possibly a continually increasing player base if streamers continue to stream this game and give positive feedback to the developers.
You can check out Squad for yourself in the Steam shop here.