Mass Effect Legendary Edition Player Count Breaks Record On Steam
The big focus of the gaming industry this past weekend has been towards the long-awaited release of the Mass Effect original trilogy remaster. Released as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, fans of the series finally have access to the classic games on current technology, now with improved graphics that look stunning compared to the original versions. The Legendary Edition was always going to have a strong audience on PC given these technical improvements, but now it seems that those numbers went better than expected, as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition player count has broken a record on Steam in just one weekend.
SteamDB has shared the Steam sales numbers from the launch of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition this past weekend. It seems the launch has been quite successful as the game, as it is currently ranked at the top of the trending games and popular releases lists reported by the site. The Mass Effect Legendary Edition player count reached a peak of 59,817 concurrent players this past Sunday. This would just so happen to break the concurrent player record for any Mass Effect or BioWare game in general, not to mention that it is the 2nd highest concurrent player count for any EA game overall. Apex Legends is the only EA game to have surpassed that.
It should be noted that a lot of EA’s games were not available on PC through Steam for much of the past decade, due to their exclusivity through the EA Origin store. The first two Mass Effect games saw releases on Steam before this shift to Origin, to fairly small sales numbers, and Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda were only added to Steam last year. While this may have made the hurdle small, this achievement is still good for EA and BioWare, as it shows appreciation for the Mass Effect trilogy is not dead. With a new game on the horizon, these Legendary Edition player count numbers show promise for the N7 faithful.
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