Circana analyst Mat Piscatella on his microblog divided Interesting stats showing the popularity of Larian Studios’ fantasy RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam.
Recall that last Sunday, August 6, Baldur’s Gate 3 reached 814.6 thousand concurrent users – this is the ninth result in the overall rating of Steam games with the highest online peak.
As of August 6, Baldur’s Gate 3 accounted for 27.5% of total playtime on the platform, according to Circana, a tool that tracks player engagement.
CS:GO, which is in second place, has a much more modest value – just 5%. At the same time, top online shareware shooter Valve surpassed 1.2 million people on August 6, which is 400,000 more than Baldur’s Gate 3’s result.
Piscatella clarified that the Circana tracker only covers the American region, where CS:GO popularity is lower than in Europe. In addition, the indicators of online peak and time spent in the game do not always correlate.
According to Larian Studios founder and CEO Swen Vincke, such a success for Baldur’s Gate 3 was not in the studio’s plans, and it turned out to be “far far away” exceeds developer expectations.
Baldur’s Gate 3 was released on August 3rd for PC (Steam, GOG) after almost three years of Early Access. Three patches for the game have already been released in a week, the latest of which is available August 10th and re-enabled Larian’s cross-platform saves.