A sign that Steam as a release platform and store continues to grow, over the weekend two big concurrent user records were totally smashed.
When it comes to concurrent users online on Steam at any one time, the record has been broken multiple times over this year, most likely boosted by the numbers of people staying at home due to the COVID19 pandemic. Around 20 hours ago Steam hit a new peak of 24,804,148 people.
Looking over SteamDB, the lifetime concurrent users on Steam shows pretty clear growth. You can also see the clear surge in April, dipping down in August and now surging again:
The other record that was smashed across this weekend is players actually in game. For the first time, ever, Steam had over 1 million players in 2 games at the same time. This was Cyberpunk 2077 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, both rather different games making it clear that singleplayer and online multiplayer can existing together peacefully. Well, sort of anyway, until you look at the rest of the top most played games on Steam being multiplayer titles too.
I actually thought there were more games that hit 1 million together before, but nope, this was a first.
Last edited by Koopacabras on 14 December 2020 at 12:10 pm UTC
Quoting: The_Aquabatit surprises me taking into account how buggy Cyberpunk currently is. It's a bad sign that devs are getting away with buggy releases imho.Yeah, my first side mission, I spent like 3 min trying to figure out why the person I was supposed to kill was stuck behind a wall I couldn't get to. Finally gave up and started hearing how buggy it was.
Also seeing the exact same model of characters walking around the town was kind of odd.
Thanks you for your great work Valve!
Oh well, by the time this game is worth it I will hopefully have a 6900 XT. I'll likely re-buy the game on steam around that time if it improves.
I was on the fence of taking advantage of this promotion too.. Too bad! Better luck next time!
It may take a patch or two, both from CDPR and Nvidia - but that day will come, and I will be ready.
Quoting: The_Aquabatit surprises me taking into account how buggy Cyberpunk currently is. It's a bad sign that devs are getting away with buggy releases imho.
There isn't any issue that can't be circumvented by throwing truckloads of cash into marketing (this is the basis of our society) - the hype for this was absurd, there was no doubt it was going to be huge. They delayed just enough that it wasn't unstable enough to spiral out of control in a vicious cycle of bad press, and then tried to overcome any problems by sheer size. Sure, thousands of people will be turned away, but they have millions.
And also, spending money into easily scalable things like high-fidelity 3D graphics (get render farms and more artists, probably contracted from other companies) or more content (story, enemies, places, quests, items, etc). You can't necessarily just solve a bug faster by hiring more and more programmers to look at the same piece of code, or by giving the same programmers more cash, but you can throw money at other things to dazzle people into letting it slide. On a related note, you might get negative press by abusing your workers, but is it cheaper to pay for more marketing/PR or to not abuse the workers?
I'm just a bit disappointed that so many people are buying the game instead of downloading the illegal "Hacker Edition". I mean, it makes sense thematically, doesn't it?
Quoting: gbschenkelFor get some performance out of Cyberpunk 2077, check this thread:
This one is actually pretty interesting. It seems to me that these sorts of values should be dynamic and based on the particular PC it runs on. They should also be different for the latest generation consoles. If the game actually does run on very conservative defaults, this says a lot about how badly they ran out of time.
- SMT is disabled when a Ryzen CPU is detected, leading to worse performance compared to their Intel counterparts. Some enterprising gamers managed to re-enable it using a Hex editor on the game executable;
- Ray Tracing is also disabled on AMD GPUs.
Together with the Hardware Unboxed scandal over RT coverage, makes you wonder if it didn't have a Nvidia finger on this wrecked launch, since they sponsored it.
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