It felt like it’d been forever since we’d had a big MMO launch—until this summer. Between Crowfall, Swords of Legends Online, and Amazon’s upcoming New World, there’s now a sudden glut of them. But of those three, New World seems to be the most popular, judging by the 190,000 players who jumped into its closed beta simultaneously yesterday.
According to SteamDB, New World peaked at 190,811 concurrent players and currently has just over 160,000 playing. That’s enough to make New World the fourth biggest game on Steam, just ahead of Grand Theft Auto 5 and Apex Legends. It’s also dominating on Twitch, where it’s currently the second most popular game with just over 300,000 viewers.
There are some caveats to these numbers, though….
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