The Witcher 3 Now More Popular Than Ever On Steam
While the CD Projekt RED trilogy and original Andrzej Sapkowski books have always been a hot draw, The Witcher has undoubtedly seen renewed popularity with the debut of the new Henrey-Cavill-led Netflix adaptation. With a formidable cast, high production values, and a deep source of lore to pull from, it’s not difficult to see how the show could become a hit for the premium streaming service. This incredible demand has already had a ripple effect on CD Projekt’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, with concurrent player counts recently sent soaring on Steam.
However, it appears Netflix has given the game even more legs than previously thought. As revealed by Steam Charts, The Witcher 3 has now reached it’s highest player count ever at 94,601, surpassing the 92,268-player record set during the game’s 2015 launch. This is a truly massive increase as the game has largely hovered around 30,000 in recent years, with the last significant jump occurring in June of 2016 (53,576) following the release of the game’s Blood and Wine expansion.
While The Witcher 3 has continued to endure due to its superb quality, depth of content, and enthusiastic mod scene, the Netflix series has very apparently brought new life to the RPG–tripling of its player base in less than a month. With that in mind, this occasion surely calls for a tip of the cap or perhaps a more fitting toss of a coin to CD Projekt RED, the creatives with Netflix, and Andrzej Sapkowski in crafting such popular stories that still have staying power across multiple mediums.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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