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.
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.