Elden Ring loses almost 90% of its concurrent players on Steam


Elden Ring took the world by storm when it was released, and despite being almost 3 months old already, the hype surrounding it hasn’t slowed down. Elden Ring may have been removed from the top-selling game slot on Steam, but the community shows no sign of inactivity.

Speedruns, unsuccessful races and other similar races are almost a tradition surrounding FromSoftware games, and another tradition is that players create custom versions in their games to overcome various difficult challenges or even increase the challenge for them.

Elden Ring is no exception; in fact, Elden Ring is perhaps what fueled this lore the most, and it’s what kept the game going despite launching in February.

Despite the quality of a game, there comes a time when he must cling to his cape. While Elden Ring is still going strong, having recently passed the milestone of over 13 million copies of the game sold worldwide, it is starting to show signs of declining player interest, as in testify the statistics of the game on Steam. storefront, according to SteamDB.

Elden Ring’s concurrent players on Steam have dropped nearly 90% in less than three months since its release, according to SteamDB.

As can be seen in the chart above, Elden Ring has seen a steady decline in concurrent player counts since release. Shortly after launch, it hit its all-time concurrent player peak of 952 523 on Steam.

However, it has seen a steady decline since, with the current number of concurrent players, at the time of writing, being 91,345.

The figures above provide a clearer breakdown of Elden Ring players. The game saw the highest concurrent player count in March, which fell sharply from 59.49% in April, then in May.

Many factors may have contributed to these two values. Elden Ring has had a lot of hype since its announcement, attracting many new entrants to FromSoftware’s games, which contributed heavily to the all-time peak.

As many have played the game, a considerable amount must have dropped the game as it was not to their liking or even too difficult for them. Another fact is that many may have seen everything the game had to offer and simply stopped playing.

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Concurrent players for Elden Ring on Steam continue to decline over time, according to SteamDB.

However, this does not mean that the game is doing badly. The current number of concurrent players is quite close to the historical 24-hour peak of 99,327reinforcing the belief that the game certainly still holds the attention of a significant number of gamers.

Much of this is down to the insane amount of replayability and build variety offered by Elden Ring. With its wide variety of bosses and enemies, many players have faced challenges to overcome, for which they get creative and use the game mechanics to create all kinds of constructions to overcome their challenges.

Regardless of that, the game is a masterpiece, possibly the game of the year and it seems that the decline in the playerbase for such games is quite normal.

The game also receives patches and fixes from time to time, encouraging the community to try out the changes, and with hints of expansions for the game in the future, concurrent player counts could increase significantly if and when they go out. However, this is entirely up to FromSoftware and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment.


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