Following the release of The Witcher Netflix series, more people have been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the last few days than on launch day in 2015.
Highly-anticipated AAA games, especially single player RPGs such as CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, almost always reach peak number of concurrent players on launch day, then never reach those same levels again.
But in the last few days, The Witcher 3 has reached an all-time high in terms of players on Steam, beating its launch day total of around 92,000 with a new personal record of 94,601 – according to Steamcharts.
The fact that people have more free time over the holiday period, the fact that the Steam Winter sale has provided it with a huge discount, and the fact that it has placed highly in every “Best Games of the Decade” list I’ve seen so far, are all likely factors in The Witcher 3‘s renewed popularity. However, the main factor has got to be the recent release of the Witcher Netflix series, which has become an instant hit and is one of the top shows of the year in terms of viewership.
So it looks like lots of people have taken the song to heart, and have decided to toss a coin to their Witcher. Personally I’ll take any excuse to jump back into Wild Hunt – does anyone fancy a game of Gwent?