Red Dead Redemption 2 Achieves its Highest Concurrent Player Count on PC
After more than four years, the number of people playing Red Dead Redemption 2 simultaneously on PC has increased to an all-time high. It’s no surprise that fans are still playing Rockstar’s Wild West RPG, considering it’s one of the most immersive and visually stunning video games ever released, with a rich story and intriguing characters wrapped up in an enormous open world.
As far as new instalments go, however, the RDR series is starting to stagnate. Now that Rockstar has shifted its focus to Grand Theft Auto 6, fans of the controversial and long-running series can anticipate the next entry in the series. It’s inevitable that some of the developer’s older games will be left in the dust as a result, but that’s the way it usually works in the video game business. The community may not be as invested as they once were in Red Dead Redemption 2, but that hasn’t stopped an apparent increase in player activity.
That is what the statistics show, as reported by Eurogamer and citing SteamDB. Just a few days ago, Red Dead Redemption 2 saw its highest peak in terms of concurrent players, according to a third-party website that tracks everything related to Steam. The previous high was 55,271 in December of 2018, so this is a significant increase. More than 42,000 players are currently logged in, with nearly 58,000 having logged in within the last 24 hours alone. It appears that interest in Rockstar’s open-world sequel is still high.
The original release date of Red Dead Redemption 2 was October 26, 2018, so the game just turned four. But the milestone passed quietly, without any special commemorations. Four years may seem like a long time, but that’s only in the context of the gaming industry. RDR2’s reign doesn’t seem that long, but the numbers on SteamDB show that many aren’t ready to move on from it just yet. Games like Minecraft and Skyrim, which came out more than a decade ago, are still going strong.
It’s probably not too surprising that thousands of players are coming back to Red Dead Redemption 2 given how story-heavy it is, how much there is to do in the world, and how stunning the visuals are. Even though many fans would be thrilled by a new RDR game, a third instalment in the series may not be in the works because the developer is currently busy with Grand Theft Auto 6.
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