High On Life Is Smashing Xbox Records

High On Life Is Smashing Xbox Records
Squanch Games

Written by 

Jack Marsh


21st Dec 2022 14:16

From the minds of Rick and Morty was born a psychedelic idea. Like a journey down an LSD-fuelled trip, High on Life is as weird as it is wonderful, and it appears that people are loving it.

The comedic FPS game features a lucid action adventure stylistic combined with sci-fi plasma, barbaric talking guns filled with humour and emotion, and witty cutscenes serving as movies.

Yet despite its weirdness, High on Life is living up to its name, and after original raving reviews, the game has quickly smashed many Xbox Game Pass records.

High on Life Has A Massive Game Pass Launch

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One week after its launch, and Microsoft has now announced that High on Life has been a resounding success.

Based on hours played, Xbox Wire says the crazy dystopic sci-fi gun game is Xbox Game Pass' biggest launch of the year and the biggest third-party Game Pass launch of all time.

High on Life has also become the biggest single-player title to be launched on Game Pass, per the same statistics. As of the game launch, High on Life surpassed the likes of MinecraftFIFA 22Rainbow Six Siege, and Halo Infinite, in popularity.

Squanch Games Blown Away By High on Life Reception

Mike Fridley, Studio Director and COO of Squanch Games, said, "This was our first time launching a game with Game Pass, and we've been blown away by the response from the players who have made us the most popular game on Game Pass right now."

"When Squanch Games was first created, it was to make the games we wanted to play – and Game Pass is helping us reach the players that want to play those games too," he added.

The Xbox-exclusive title hasn't been the critic's favourite game of the year, with many bugs plaguing the experience so far and some of the comedy missing its punch. Still, players seem to be lapping it up, and that's all that matters.