Starfield flies right past Skyrim's concurrent players on Steam
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Starfield’s concurrent Steam players have skyrocketed over the weekend, surpassing Skyrim and closing in on Fallout 4.
Bethesda fans have been treated to a whole new world, or galaxy, to conquer with the release of Starfield, prompting millions of players to embark on their interstellar adventures to uncover the secrets of the universe.
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It was recently reported that six million players across Xbox and PC platforms have been playing the game so far, a number that’s sure to grow over time, especially when official mod support drops next year.
Impressively, Starfield has overtaken arguably one of the most popular Bethesda titles of all time, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Steam in terms of concurrent players. Skyrim sits at around 287,411 concurrent players, which Starfield has completely demolished with its peak of 330,723.
Now Starfield is closing the gap between itself and Fallout 4, which sits at a slightly higher player count of 472,962.
Additionally, Starfield managed to dethrone another incredible RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3, for the title of Steam’s top-seller. It’s an impressive feat given the latter game’s immense popularity on PC and PlayStation 5, and that’s not even counting the Xbox fanbase, who are still waiting for their port of the game.
As Starfield continues to excel, fans are eyeing it up for the prestigious Game Of The Year Award, though with steep competition from Baldur’s Gate 3, The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom and other fantastic titles, it’s looking like the awards will be a battle between RPGs.
Hopefully Starfield’s negative press won’t slow the game’s momentum, as while critics have praised the game as a breath of fresh air from Bethesda, some fans haven’t been so easy to please. Several complaints have made their way around online regarding the game’s performance and bugs, the space and planet exploration being disappointing, and there was even a meltdown over pronouns in the character creator.
Regardless, the game is well worth checking out for yourself, and can be played on Xbox Series X/S, also on Xbox Game Pass, and PC.