It was no joke when everyone published the surprise achieved by the Witcher 3, as well as the flow brought by the popularity of the 8-episode Netflix TV series. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has managed to gather over 100,000 concurrent players, even after four years since the very last expansion. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has received no content since 2016, and seeing this activity raise is quite overwhelming.
After the new steps in the new year, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt peaked 101,930, which is an all-time highest. To see an elder exalted of this achievement is something special, and years after a surprise. Steam has officially announced the high numbers as well, as the game has gotten to the eighth place of the most played games on Steam.
But to get to this point, there has been another contribution recently. The Netflix Series, combined with the Steam Winter Sale, has undoubtedly been, and that a massive factor in this success. Keep note that Steam monitors only PC players, while the number on the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch remains unknown.
That solidifies a new ground point and goes a bit further with the official number of 100,000 concurrent players. Even on the PC platform itself, this number is expected to grow by quite a bit.