For a game that’s four years old, you’d expect that the majority of players did what they wanted, finished the game, and moved on. Not true for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt it seems.
According to Marcin Momot, a Global Community Leader at CR Projekt RED, the numbers on Steam reveal that the game broke a new active player record. As shown in the screenshot posted, the current all-time peak of players sits at 93,835 on Steam.
New player record for @witchergame on @Steam, over 4 years after the release! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mTGvmrMM5a
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) December 29, 2019
This is largely due to the Netflix adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series, and even I’ve been tempted to get back to The Witcher 3. I’ve spent a hundred hours with the game but the series has reignited a desire to dive back in and finish up sidequests and explore the world a bit. Having a lead like Henry Cavill as Geralt also may have been a factor in the uptick of players, and I don’t blame them; Cavill does a splendid job of nailing the mannerisms of Geralt.
Whatever the case is, I’m glad more people are enjoying their time with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, although the combat isn’t the best, the world certainly is worth exploring as are the various quests you’ll find.