The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is breaking records five years after the release. Thanks to Netflix's TV series, CD Projekt Red's RPG managed to attract more than 100k concurrent players on 01 January 2020.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an exceptional game and one of the best games of the last decade but breaking your own concurrent player record five years after the official release is not an easy task. Thanks to the latest TV series from Netflix, CD Projekt Red's iconic RPG has managed to attract tens of thousands of new players and also make those old fans return once again.
On 23 December 2019, Geralt's last adventure hit 48K concurrent players on Steam, the highest player count since June 2016 when the Blood and Wine DLC dropped. Today, the number is significantly higher - more than 100k players went monster-slaying in Skellige, Velen and the rest of the world.
Over the years, The Witcher 3 always had solid and steady average player count. Ever since the release, player numbers rarely dropped below 10k which is pretty consistent and impressive for a single-player RPG from 2015.
All in all, it's safe to say that The Witcher franchise is continuing to be a major success for CD Projekt Red, who recently with the author of the novels - Andrzej Sapkowski. The agreement means more The Witcher games in the future but don't expect new titles anytime soon since the devs are pretty busy with the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.