The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt continues to see an impressive surge in player-activity following the release of the Netflix adaptation last month.
Keep in mind that the game was released back in 2015 and the last expansion pack, Blood and Wine, was released back in 2016. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has received no new content since then. As such, witnessing player-activity skyrocket about four years after is marvelous. However, seeing player-activity reach an all-time high is another milestone achieved by one of the finest games ever made.
Once the Netflix adaptation premiered last month, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was reported to have achieved over 48,000 concurrent players on Steam, a number not seen since Blood and Wine was released. Today, at the time of writing, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has hit over 100,000 concurrent players (102,172 to be exact) in the last 24 hours on Steam. Safe to say, player-activity has seen a boost on other platforms as well. However, verifying those figures will be difficult.
Steam has officially recognized these numbers as well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently the eighth most played game on all of Steam.
In addition, the older installments are seeing more players as well. The Witcher 2 has hit a concurrent player-peak of just under 7,000. The last time such numbers were seen was back in 2015. The original Witcher on the other hand has achieved an all-time peak of 12,627 concurrent players.
The craze following the Netflix adaptation has even put modders to work. You can now have Dandelion sing a tribute to Geralt in the original Witcher game, the same one he sang in the critically acclaimed television series. The song is called “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” and immortalizes the epic adventures of the White Wolf. Joey Batey, the actor who played Dandelion (Jaskier) in the recently aired series is also the same one who sang the ballad. Chances are that even if you disliked how the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski were handled by showrunner Lauren Hissrich, you must have still loved the song.
Those who somehow missed out all these years, strongly consider getting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on either PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC. Remember to get the two expansion packs as well. They have some amazing stories to tell as well.
The Witcher, comprising eight episodes in total for the first season, is now officially available to stream on Netflix. The highly anticipated television series is actually based on the novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski and not the games that were developed by CD Projekt Red, which is important to know beforehand since there are several stark differences between the two adaptations. Netflix has already greenlit a second season to start shooting later this year, with a probable premier date in 2021.