It’s nice when your game already has over 1 million players on launch day. Not too many games can claim those types of numbers overall, let alone on launch day but that’s exactly what Hi-Rez Studios did when they announced that SMITE, the free to play MOBA, officially launched on the XBox One today with over 1 million players signed up to play from previous beta stages.

SMITE now becomes the first MOBA with a competitive eSports circuit on both the PC and consoles and is took things a step further last week when they revealed their upcoming SMITE XBox One Tournament this October. An XBox One SMITE league will soon follow.

The launch of SMITE on Xbox One is just the beginning, however. Regular updates are planned for the game, with a new god every month, UI modifications and spectator support all coming soon.

Get all the official launch news on the SMITE website.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Urs-00 on August 19, 2015

    this doesn’t seem like a good idea at all… but is just Hi-Rez being Hi-Rez

  2. TORK on August 19, 2015

    Mounted

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