Amazon’s much-awaited New World was launched on Steam on Tuesday and has now become the most played game on Steam 2021. This news must have calmed Amazon as the early server issue around the game continues to be solid. Even with server queues, New World is already Steam’s most-played new game of 2021.
New World Became the Most Played Game on Steam
Swedish Viking simulator Valheim, the previous contender, topped at just over 500,000 concurrent players in February. At the time of writing, SteamDB mentioned that more than 707,230 players logged into the game. This places New World in the 5th position of all-time spot for concurrent players on Steam. This comes after PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Cyberpunk 2077.
Viewers in Amazon’s New World
At the time of writing, Amazon’s New World oscillated between 798,000 and 925,000 viewers on the Twitch network. Streamers like Shroud and Fextralife played for an audience of thousands. Other renowned streamers partnered up with Amazon to run giveaway promotions. This is quite an impressive figure for the game. A look at the game’s server site indicates that more than 400,000 players in Europe were trying to access the game. As of writing, some 150,000 players on the east coast of the US are sitting in queues trying to get in.
Way to go for New World
MMO launches are usually tricky, but it seems that Amazon has handled New World quite well. Amazon’s New World has managed to capture a decent start but there’s still a long way to go for its launch to be declared a total success. Server issues come to attention at any moment. As the health of an MMO is traditionally measured in months or even years, there is a lot to see how Amazon’s effort holds out.
About New World
New World is an Open World MMO game launched by Amazon Games. The game’s location is set upon Aeternum, a mysterious island discovered during the twilight of the Age of Exploration. You can channel supernatural forces or wield deadly weapons in a classless, real-time combat system. Can be played alone, with a small team, or in massed armies for PvE and PvP battles. New World is exclusive to the PC platform.