Brawl Stars is the latest game delivered by Supercell, a team previously known for hits such as Clash of Clans and Clash Royale. Although it is among the most downloaded games on both Android and Apple App Stores, Brawl Stars hasn’t yet left the soft launch phase. The players around the world are afraid that the game will be canceled before a full version is released. We tried to analyze the current situation and answer the question – will there be a global release of Brawl Stars?
The Number of Downloads Speaks for Itself
Brawl Stars is a game that quickly found its place among most popular ones with the players from around the world. You would think that would be the crucial indicator for Supercell to continue working on the full version.
While it’s important, it wouldn’t be the first time for the Finnish creative team to cancel the game despite being successful in the soft launch. They did the same thing with Smash Land and left many people disappointed.
What Are the Issues with Brawl Stars?
In the time of capitalism, it’s only logical that Supercell worries only about its revenue. As for Brawl Stars, the big concern is how effective will it be in long-term. Will the current system of upgrades and collecting character be enough to motivate players to invest real money in the game?
If we are to judge by the soft launch statistics, the answer would be yes. Only in Canada, Brawl Stars managed to become one of the top three revenue-gathering apps in only a week. Furthermore, the data shows that the game made a lot of money early on, just like Clash Royale, which is encouraging. And with the big Brawl Stars update that took place in September, things are starting to look even better.
Where’s the Problem Then?
According to Deconstructor of Fun, controls are the main reason why Brawl Stars might never leave soft launch. At the moment players can choose between two different control schemes, but they are both far from perfect. If you opt to move your player by tapping on the screen, it makes it hard to shoot at the same time.
On the other hand, if you use the virtual joystick for movement, it is tricky to fire while you are not on the move. Aside from that, the fact that the joystick can float annoyed some of the players who demanded a fixed option. The concern over Brawl Stars controls is that it might be the cause why players give up playing the game. And Supercell values long-term players the most as they contribute to the steady revenue they can get from a release.
So, Will There Be a Global Release of Brawl Stars?
Considering that it has similar statistics as Clash Royale during the soft launch phase, the chances are that we will see Brawl Stars worldwide release soon. Supercell is probably delaying Android and full version release to get more time to fix the control issue and maybe make further modifications to the upgrade system. However, as soon as they find a way to resolve these problems, we can hope to see Brawl Stars released globally.