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High On Life Is Biggest Xbox Game Pass Launch Of 2022, Microsoft Confirms

The new game from Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland is performing well on Xbox.


Squanch Games' wild and wacky shooter High On Life is tearing it up on Xbox Game Pass. Benji Sales on Twitter found a list that showed the new game from Ricky and Morty's Justin Roiland as the No. 1 "most-popular" Xbox Game Pass title earlier this week. The game's own Twitter account re-shared the tweet.

Microsoft subsequently confirmed that High On Life is Xbox Game Pass' "biggest" release of 2022 and the biggest third-party launch of all time on Game Pass. It's also the biggest single-player game launch on Game Pass in history.

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"Those stats are measured in terms of engagement, based on the number of hours played in the first five days of release," Microsoft said.

On the website, High On Life ranks No. 5 on the current "best-seller" list and No. 3 for "most-played."

Microsoft promoted the game heavily as a day-one launch title for Xbox Game Pass, and it advertised the game with a takeover banner on and with prominently placed promotional materials on the Xbox dashboard.

High On Life released on December 13 not just for Xbox, but also PC. On Steam, High On Life doesn't rank in the top 100 most-played games but it currently sits at No. 3 on the best-seller list for games (it is technically fourth overall, as Valve's Steam Deck hardware platform ranks No. 1). Squanch Games has not announced if High On Life is coming to PlayStation or Nintendo Switch.

GameSpot's High on Life review scored the game a 7/10. "The story, off-beat as it may be, is told incredibly well, with characters and moments I'll be referencing for a while. Even if you're not a fan of the kind of humor High On Life presents, the game that's here is worth the trip," Jason Fanelli wrote.

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