Bethesda’s space-exploration game, Starfield, has achieved a commendable milestone by surpassing one million concurrent players on its launch day. This achievement was confirmed by Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of gaming.
Starfield was released on September 6 and was available across multiple platforms, including Xbox Series X/S, PC via Windows and Steam, and Microsoft’s Game Pass. Before its official release, the game had a five-day early access window exclusively for customers who pre-ordered the Premium or Constellation Edition.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Phil Spencer expressed his gratitude: “Starfield exceeded 1 million concurrent players across all platforms today. Thanks to all the players who helped us reach this great milestone and congrats to the Bethesda Studios.”
Starfield exceeded 1 million concurrent players across all platforms today. Thanks to all the players who helped us reach this great milestone and congrats to the @BethesdaStudios https://t.co/5jFaCyPz4G
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 7, 2023
It’s evident that Starfield‘s performance is off to a flying start. As one of Bethesda’s most anticipated titles in recent years, this promising reception could be indicative of the game’s potential success in the coming months.