Coronavirus is probably the scariest factor nowadays, which pushes people to self-isolate themselves from the public and spend some time at home. The lack of entertainment usually drives these people to step into the gaming world, which can offer a substantial amount of fun.
Shortly after Steam has gathered around 20 million concurrent players, with CS: GO getting up to 1 million players, and Dota 2 stepping in the second place, the expectations for these numbers to rise have grown by a lot.
Covid-19 inspired lockdowns that are currently in power in multiple countries may discover even other video games being favorited by all of the people whom countries suffer the intensive spread of the virus.
With that being said, the third game that notices a massive increase in the player base, and it is a part of Steam, is Football Manager 2020, which is a football management simulator developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega.
Miles Jacobson, director of Football Manager, has announced this milestone and advises everyone to keep safe and cope well.
#FM20 is currently being played by 84,063 of you via Steam, which is a new record. And likely to go up further today.
Thank you for choosing our work to keep you entertained in this time of self-isolation in many countries around the world.
Please keep safe everyone x
— Miles Jacobson (@milesSI) March 15, 2020
According to the official Steam Stats, today’s peak of Football Manager is at 89020, which is higher than the first praised number of players.
Gaming has grown into one of, if not the most significant entertainment industries. They may serve well to those countries who cannot contain and fight against the Coronavirus outbreak. Residents in most of the countries are currently facing a 14-day window of self-isolation, to minimize the risk of further Coronavirus infections.