The peak of online Starfield has already exceeded 1 million

The peak of online Starfield has already exceeded 1 million players, but mostly thanks to Xbox – on Steam the novelty Skyrim and Fallout 4 are still inferior

Space RPG Starfield from Bethesda Softworks and developer Bethesda Game Studios barely made it to full release before it set an impressive record.

    Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

On the morning of September 7th, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said informedthat Starfield’s total peak across all target platforms exceeded 1 million people.

“Thank you to all the players who helped us reach this peak and congratulations to Bethesda Game Studios.”added the head. Spencer attached his post Xbox tweet with a selection of high Starfield ratings.

    Image Source: X (Xbox)

Image Source: X (Xbox)

In the Steam version of Starfield the day before Firmly more than 269.1 thousand users. Before records The novelty has not yet reached Bethesda’s previous hits: Skyrim once had 287.4 thousand simultaneous players, and Fallout 4 had 472.9 thousand.

So it’s safe to assume that the Xbox ecosystem accounted for the lion’s share of 1 million concurrent players. This is not only about buyers, but also about subscribers to the Game Pass service, where Starfield is also available.

By its September 6 release, Starfield managed to top Steam’s weekly sales charts. The total audience of the game in Early Access amounted to 2 million players, according to the analysis portal PlayTracker.

Starfield is available for PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox). The first reviews were quite positive (86-87% on Metacritic), but up to Skyrim (92-96%) The novelty did not reach.

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