Finnish developer Critical Force has revealed that their mobile free-to-play FPS Critical Ops has hit 13 million downloads and half a million daily players, with fans publishing well over half a million game videos on YouTube in less than a year.
“We have achieved several significant milestones in the past few weeks. Over 500,000 mobile gamers are already playing our game every day. In addition, the game has now been downloaded 13 million times, and Critical Ops has been featured on more than 650,000 YouTube videos,” says Critical Force founder Veli-Pekka Piirainen. “Our fan base on Facebook just reached 100,000 people and over 400,000 people have given positive reviews of the game on Google Play. These are huge achievements considering that we haven’t even released the game officially yet.”
An upcoming Critical Ops update will also bring significant graphic and UX improvements to the game, including a better anti-cheat system, flashier weapons with the new M14 and MTX models, triple, quad and ace kill medals, as well as a manual server option.
Soft-launched for iOS and Android platforms last year, the official Critical Ops release is scheduled for later this spring.
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The studio is also heading to GDC in a few weeks, joined by well-known eSports consultant John Armstrong. “Next, we are heading to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco,” adds Piirainen. “We are looking for more partners to support our growth in eSports and John is a valuable associate in these efforts.”
About Critical Force
Finnish independent game developer Critical Force was founded in 2012. The award-winning studio received 4 million EUR in funding from South Korean NHN Entertainment in 2015.
Learn more at criticalforce.fi.