The gaming community is abuzz with the recent launch of Bethesda’s latest masterpiece, “Starfield.” Released on September 6, 2023, the game has already set new records and garnered attention from players and industry leaders alike.
During pre-release it already amassed more than 200k concurrent players on Steam players alone. And with its global release the game made it to 1 million concurrent players in just 24 hours, beating records!
According to data from Steamdb.info, Starfield’s popularity is undeniable:
- 246,464 concurrent players.
- The game reached a 24-hour peak of 264,200 players in the past 30 days.
- An impressive all-time peak of 269,177 players was achieved just two days after its release.
This data are just from the players who are using Steam as a platform. 70% of the players does not use Steam which accounts to more than 800K players.
Starfield Surpassed 6 Million Players from all platforms
Starfield’s official Twitter account announced a significant achievement: the game has already attracted over 6 million players, making it the biggest Bethesda game launch of all time.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, also took to Twitter to celebrate Starfield’s success. He highlighted that the game had exceeded 1 million concurrent players across all platforms. He extended his gratitude to the players and congratulated Bethesda Studios for this remarkable feat.
Starfield exceeded 1 million concurrent players across all platforms today. Thanks to all the players who helped us reach this great milestone and congrats to the @BethesdaStudios https://t.co/5jFaCyPz4G— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 7, 2023
Starfield Beating Skyrim & Fallout 76
Based on concurrent players, Starfield has outperformed both Skyrim and Fallout 76, making it Bethesda’s most successful launch to date. This achievement is monumental, considering the dedicated fan bases and the years of acclaim that both Skyrim and Fallout 76 have enjoyed.
Starfield’s success is not just about the numbers. The game offers a rich and immersive experience that has been long-awaited by fans of space exploration RPGs. The intricate details, captivating storylines, and vast open world set in space make it a game that stands out in the crowded market.
Moreover, the question on everyone’s mind is whether Starfield can surpass the success of “Baldur’s Gate 3,” which also boasted over 1 million concurrent players. While it’s too early to tell, the initial numbers and player feedback suggest that Starfield is on the right track.
Starfield’s launch has set a new benchmark for game releases. Its initial success is a combination of Bethesda’s reputation for quality games and the genuine appeal of the Starfield universe to gamers. As players continue to explore and share their experiences, the game’s legacy will only grow.