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The Witcher TV series boosts the game's concurrent player count

Published: 13:31, 23 December 2019
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CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has seen an increase in the concurrent player count back when the Netflix series was first teased and now the numbers are in an upward trajectory once more. The Witcher series premiered on 20 December 2019.

Netflix' new The Witcher TV series with Henry Cavill as the man himself premiered on the platform on 20 December 2019. The show currently holds a rating of 8.9 on IMDb and a 92 per cent average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Around the series' release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has seen more players revisiting the 2015 CD Projekt Red game. The title has recently hit 48K concurrent players on Steam, the highest player count since June 2016  when the Blood and Wine DLC dropped.

At the time of writing, 38,138 players are experiencing the world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt via Steam. The fact that the game is currently 70 per cent off surely helps the numbers. The promotion will come to an end on 2 January 2020.

The official teaser trailer for the Witcher series aired in July 2019 and SteamCharts at the time reflected the excitement with around 10K players more than in May 2019. The game also saw a slight increase in popularity on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

When asked to choose between PlayStation and Xbox in a recent interview , Henry Cavill answered "PC" and melted the frigid hearts of the PC master race members everywhere.

In other CD Projekt Red news, the developer recently squashed the beef they had with The Witcher saga author Andrzej Sapkowski. They will join forces and continue to work together on new rights that have now been secured for new games, merchandise and other material.

The Witcher TV series has already been renewed for Season 2.

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