Starfield outperforms The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim in peak time

Starfield outperforms The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in peak time online on Steam, but user ratings are falling

At the end of the first weekend after its full release, the space role-playing game Starfield from developer Bethesda Game Studios has updated its own online record on the Steam platform.

    Image source: Steam (MysticPizza)

Image source: Steam (MysticPizza)

Let’s remember that Starfield reached almost 250,000 concurrent players during the early access period, but with the official launch last week it surpassed the mark of 269,000 users.

Now, on the night of September 10-11, the maximum online value of Starfield on Steam exceeded 330.7 thousand people. This also confirms official Steam statsAnd SteamDB portal data.

    Image source: SteamDB

Image source: SteamDB

The achieved result allows Starfield to be ahead of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (287.4 thousand) in terms of the number of simultaneous players, but the record holder among Bethesda Game Studios projects remains Fallout 4 – 472.9 thousand.

In addition, Starfield has already made it into the top 30 Steam games after Peak Online Play (27th place). Overall rating. Of the 2023 releases, only Sons of the Forest (20th), Baldur’s Gate 3 (9th) and Hogwarts Legacy (8th) are ahead.

    Image source: Steam

Image source: Steam

Meanwhile, Starfield’s user rating on Steam has dropped from “very positive” to “mostly positive” (73%) since its release. They criticize both the game itself and its optimization.

Starfield was released on September 6th on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox). Game director Todd Howard advised those with performance issues to upgrade their PC.

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