Foamstars Player Base Drop Nears 95% With No Boost In Sight

Foamstars struggles to maintain a foothold in the competitive multiplayer market, losing over 94% of its player base since launch.
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Foamstars, the multiplayer shooter featured as a PS Plus title in February 2024, has seen a steep drop in its player base. Recent data shows that the game has lost over 94% of its players since its launch just two months ago. Despite a strong start – thanks to its availability on PS Plus – the game’s momentum has significantly decreased.

According to gameplay data from TrueTrophy and over 3.1 million active PSN accounts, Foamstars’ early success was brief. Despite initially outperforming Sony’s successful Helldivers 2 in the first week, Foamstars’ players dropped by 54% within two weeks. The current decrease of 94.92% from the peak debut count underlines the seriousness of the situation.

Things look even worse when you consider that Foamstars is now ranked below the top 200 PS5 and PS4 games in terms of active players. This means the 94.92% drop may actually be higher, as the real player count could be much lower. Still, significant drops are bad for live-service games like Foam Stars. A game like Palworld is designed to lose a player base because it is a single-player game with a beginning and end, but Foam Stars is built to last the test of time.

Square Enix has tried to breathe new life into the game by adding fresh content, such as a new DLC trophy, and announcing an upcoming third season with a new character and events. Yet, despite these efforts, the game continues to lose players at a steady pace.

Several things could have caused this decrease in popularity. The game is fun and exciting, but it might not be as good as other well-made games like Splatoon. Also, Foamstars isn’t free, and it has things you can buy which might put people off.

It’s worth noting that the multiplayer gaming industry is highly competitive, and popular games like Helldivers 2 might be attracting players away from Foamstars. Whether through improvements in gameplay, a different way of making money, or other significant changes, it’s still uncertain if Square Enix can turn things around. At the moment, Foamstars is struggling to stay afloat as its player base decreases and the market gets tougher.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

He started his career as an esports, influencer, and streaming writer for Sportskeeda. He then moved to GFinity Esports to cover streaming, games, guides, and news before moving to the Social team where he ended his time as the Lead of Social Content.

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