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PlayStation Plus free game sees 77 percent player increase thanks to incredible bug

PlayStation Plus free game sees 77 percent player increase thanks to incredible bug

PlayStation Plus' Stranded Deep sees a 77 percent player increase thanks to a platinum trophy bug.

One PlayStation Plus game has seen its player count increase by a whopping 77% as subscribers flock to take advantage of a new platinum trophy bug.

We’re just days away from finding out what August’s PlayStation Plus essential tier line-up consists of, which also means you don’t have long left to grab July’s offerings. Act now if you wanna nab Alan Wake Remastered, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Endling - Extinction is Forever. I particularly recommend Alan Wake Remastered if you wanna get up to speed before Alan Wake 2 launches later this year. The extra and premium tier drop then added a further 20 titles to the various catalogues including It Takes Two, Sniper Elite 5, World War Z, Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, and Undertale. It’s Stranded Deep that’s proving to be the hit of the moment though.

Take a look at the trailer for Endling - Extinction is Forever below.

Released in 2020 and developed by Beam Team Games, Stranded Deep is a survival game that sees players play as a plane crash survivor who’s faced with a variety of life-threatening situations in a procedurally-generated world. You’ll explore islands, oceans, and reefs. Stranded Deep isn’t known for having an easy platinum trophy. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s considered amongst the hardest to earn but as reported by TrueTrophies, a recent bug has changed that significantly.

Thanks to the bug, all you have to do to nab the platinum trophy is play the game in co-op with someone who already has the platinum trophy. That achievement is then unlocked for you too. In just one week, the number of people with a platinum trophy has risen from 0.4% to 0.6% - a marked increase despite how small those figures may seem.

TrueTrophies’ data revealed that the week beginning 10 July, the game went from unranked to being the 111th most popular game on the console, with a larger number of active players than both PUBG and Crash Team Rumble. Now, it sits in 44th position after witnessing a 77% player increase. It’s proving to be more popular than Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, The Last of Us Part I, and Astro’s Playroom. Perhaps the devs won’t be too keen to fix a bug that’s drawing in so many players.

Featured Image Credit: Sony, Martin Katler via Unsplash

Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus