With 30 million people signed up already, imminent open-world RPG Wuthering Waves is another Chinese action darling to watch

Wuthering Waves
(Image credit: Kuro Game)

Ahead of launch tomorrow, action-RPG Wuthering Waves has amassed a staggering 30 million pre-registrations around the world across mobile and PC platforms.

Wuthering Waves, if you don't already know about it, is another sublime-looking open-world action RPG from a Chinese developer, and it's right around the corner with a May 22 launch in sight. Ahead of launch last week, developer Kuro Game announced in the tweet below that a grand total of 30 million players around the world had pre-registered for Wuthering Waves' launch.

That's a hell of a lot of players by just about anyone's metric. If you cast your mind back a fair few years to the launch of Genshin Impact, which similarly arrived on mobile and PC platforms simultaneously, HoYoverse's game totaled just over 10 million pre-registrations before launch, a milestone that Wuthering Waves has absolutely obliterated.

If you're one of the 30 million hopeful players out there, the good news is that Wuthering Waves is available to download right now ahead of its launch tomorrow. The pre-download instructions are mercifully simple - just create an account with developer Kuro Game, download the client, and install Wuthering Waves, which is coming in at just over 18GB on PC.

Wuthering Waves is the latest in a pretty long line of stellar-looking Chinese free-to-play games. We obviously have Genshin Impact from developer HoYoverse, but keep in mind that the impressive Zenless Zone Zero is still off on the far horizon, set to launch at some unknown point in the future on mobile and PC, before coming to PS5 at some point later on.

If you didn't already know, Wuthering Waves held a closed beta session last year, and following this, Kuro Game revealed 90% of the game had been rewritten. This was apparently based off player feedback from the initial session, so here's hoping the game makes a better impression at launch tomorrow.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.