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Knockout City has attracted over 5 million players since launch

EA has announced that over 5 million people have signed up to play its new multiplayer dodgeball game, Knockout City, to date.

Velan Studios only launched its hybrid take on dodgeball and action back in May, but already it's attracted a wealth of players, with EA logging over 5 million account sign-ups across all platforms.

"Since launch, we’ve seen 5 million new brawlers join us in matches, there’s been amazing – and unexpected – gameplay, hundreds of thousands of Crews were formed, over half a billion KOs landed, millions of hours of gameplay were watched, and – dare we say it? – thousands of friendships were made along the way," says a post over on the official EA website.

"Who knew you could bond over hitting one another in the face with a dodgeball?"

Velan Studios and EA have set things up well for themselves, of course; the game is playable on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S – that's a lot of platforms to attract players on.

It also helps that Knockout City is free to play until level 25 and the full version is part of EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on all platforms you can get the service on.

"One of my favorite feelings is being surprised by a game. Going in with no expectations but being instantly hooked is exactly what happened to me with Knockout City," said our own Dorrani in his Knockout City impressions piece.

"It’s got fast and responsive gameplay, visuals that really pop out the screen, and the sound when a ball hits your opponent is *Chef’s Kiss*."

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