A couple of days ago The Witcher 3 beat Red Dead Redemption 2 with it’s huge concurrent player count. Read all about that here.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is insanely popular once again. After Netflix’ acclaimed TV show aired on the 20th of December, the concurrent player count for 2015’s Game of the Year spiked. In fact, since it’s launch in May of 2015, The Witcher 3 hasn’t had this many gamers playing it simultaneously.
According to monitoring platform SteamCharts, The Witcher 3 had a peak of upwards of 92,000 players in the first month after it’s release. As of writing, well over four years later, almost 74,000 people are revisiting the adventures of Geralt of Rivia on Steam.
By comparison, a month after the release a maximum of 55 thousand people were playing, making this the second biggest month for CD Projekt Red’s masterpiece to date.
As fans of the game series, we’re delighted to see such a huge spike in attention for the game. And if you think about it, it’s astounding that players have taken the time (and possibly their vacation days) to start another run in The Witcher 3.
If you’re also incited to start playing The Witcher 3 (again), be advised that it will probably take you around 50 hours to finish the main story line. Yup, that’s how insanely massive this game is. According to HowLongToBeat it would take up to 300 hours if you want to leisurely experience the main story line and all the side quests.
Completionists that not only want to do all that, but also want to master Gwent, ace the achievements, and teach Roach not to climb on the damned roof all the time might want to cash in their 2020 vacation days too. The average completionist takes over 180 hours to do that, while a leisure gamer might get up to 469 hours of fun!
Oh, and the entire Witcher-franchise is dirt cheap on Steam right now.