As of this moment, there are 526 threads regarding The Talos Principle Public Test on Steam community forums. Check for yourselves
Why do we mention that?
We’ve received some inquires from people wondering if all is legit. Seeing that SS3: BFE launched 3 years ago managed to open 269 threads so far, one could really be suspicious regarding Public Test and buzz it’s been generating for the past few days. Some of you compared this kind of activity to legendary Serious Sam HD: TFE trailer that managed to break down one famous trailer website when it was released in summer 2009, by quickly reaching more than 200,000 views in several hours, causing site servers malfunction and shutdown, which eventually resulted in trailer view counters being reset to zero upon relaunch…
Rest assured, all is legit here.
The best comparison would actually be initial Serious Sam: TFE Public Test which we released in the summer of 2000, which had quite a similar reception at first – fantastic comments and user raving about it all over the internet – all leading towards the Gamespot’s Game of the Year 2001 award for the full game.
Now, 14 years later, we are witnessing something similar with The Talos Principle Public Test. And we want to thank you all for being here with us at this moment.