Is Hi-Rez Studios’ Paladins having a good week or a bad one? It’s… kind of hard to tell, to be honest. It probably didn’t help matters that the game’s had to fend off accusations of being a mere Overwatch clone, yet it seems to be doing very well for itself in early access so far.
Hi-Rez reports that Paladins has racked up over one million players during the first 10 days on Steam, which probably takes some of the zing out of those Overwatch comparisons.
Even better for the game is the imminent start of closed beta testing for Paladins’ console versions. Players can register for either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 tests and cross their fingers that they get into the upcoming test. Hi-Rez emphasized that, as with the PC version, Paladins on console will also be free-to-play.