The Anacrusis Hits 200,000 Players in First Week and Outlines Roadmap

After a poor reception by critics, The Anacrusis has seen over 200,000 people join the battle to defeat the alien force.

In the first week, over one billion hostile aliens, including 3,264,650 special aliens, were killed by players. There are also numerous content creators playing through the game as well.

Seeing the community jump feet first into the Anacrusis in this first week has been fantastic. We’ve seen a huge surge in players from Game Pass and lots of positive responses from PC fans as well. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us and all the feedback that’s come in has been hugely appreciated. We’re continuing to create more game content and refine what’s there as we work on new features like mod support and the upcoming Challenge Track.

Chet Faliszek, Stray Bombay Co-Founder

Will Smith, the Stray Bombay Communications Director (not the famous actor), also highlighted that the “Stray Bombay team has had a blast watching” the streams since launch. Furthermore, Smith mentioned that the team will start compiling a “bi-weekly highlights series to put a spotlight on some of the best moments people have been having with our game”. You can check out the first week of the Streamer Highlight Reel here.

The Anacrusis In-game Screenshot Shooting Aliens
In-game Screenshot

The Anacrusis Roadmap: Upcoming Plans

Stray Bombay, the developers behind The Anacrusis, have outlined their upcoming plans for the game in a dev blog post. Off the back of Hotfix 1.2 — which mostly fixed the Episode 1 finale, UI bugs, and some login issues — Stray Bombay is working on their first major update. This will include new and updated perks, flaming goo, fixes to the Spanish localisation, an in-game language selector, and performance patches for Xbox Series X|S.

The team also plans for The Anacrusis to exit Early Access/Game Preview later in the year. They will use the next few months to fix bugs, make quality-of-life improvements, introduce weekly challenges, and add more content.

The Anacrusis is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam or the Microsoft Store. The game is available on Xbox and PC Game Pass. You can check out our review here.