On the 20th of December 2019, Netflix released The Witcher TV series. The TV series has a much higher success than anticipated.
Shortly after, more gamers start playing the CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher action role-playing games. Fans are in love with the new TV series, and its success can bee seen on the player count, too, as the game is gaining more popularity.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has broken its record by achieving 100,000 concurrent players on Steam, and that is over four years after its initial release.
It is quite evident that the Netflix series had a big hand in breaking the records as, according to the game’s Steam Charts page, thousands of players returned to the game in the past few weeks, around the release of The Witcher’s first season.
The Witcher 3 Broke The Record Of Concurrent Players
Since its release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt managed to set a high of 92k players. As for the single-player action role game, the monthly average number of players is 10-15k concurrent players, and that is except the players who own the game on consoles or GOG.
If we count all Steam player base players and those who own the game, the number would be even higher. The popularity of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brought to the attention of the fan the earlier Witcher games as well, players returning to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 1.
The gaming industry hasn’t seen such a massive rise of concurrent players for an old game before. Netflix’s The Witcher has helped to attract a bigger audience for the games and much more.
CD Projekt Red has solidified their relationship with Andrzej Sapkowski, author of “The Witcher” books, which make fans believe that a new Witcher video game is on the road. As for the TV series, Netflix confirmed that there would be a second season of The Witcher series.