Kingdom Come: Deliverance is definitely the biggest new Steam title of 2018, and indeed probably the most talked-about and controversial games of the season, but it really seems most of the publicity and debate hasn\’t translated into a healthy playerbase. In line with the Steam stat trackers at GitHyp, KC:D has lost 95 % of the company\’s playerbase since launching in February.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which sold over 1 million copies across all platforms within 14 days of launch, peaked with 96,000 concurrent players last month 19. That\’s above any new-release Steam game this season, including major titles like Far Cry 5 (92k peak players) and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (73k peak players). KC:D\’s playerbase remained strong for a few weeks, even so a downward trend began C currently the game is hovering inside 2k to 4k concurrent player range.?This doesn\’t paint the entire picture, as KC:D is also entirely on GOG and consoles, however the Steam version is most widely used and certain a definitive indicator of what\’s occurring across all platforms.
Of course, single-player games like Kingdom Come: Deliverance don\’t retain players as well as multiplayer games, but similar titles much like the Witcher III and Skyrim have completed a much better job of maintaining a steady, healthy base. During the entire past year, The Witcher III\’s player count has consistently remained during the 12k to 20k range, although the 7-year-old Skyrim carries on hover around 10k to 15k. People will always play these kind of large-scale RPGs when the experience is satisfactory.
Which leads us returning to Kingdom Come: Deliverance C the experience launched with long list of bugs and issues, and developer Warhorse Studios have been slow to deliver promised patches, dimming many fans\’ initial enthusiasm. There\’s also the possible the game\’s brief popularity was somewhat of a synthetic fad, partially driven the excitement of KC:D creator Daniel Vvra amongst GamerGaters and other reactionary social network. Will Kingdom Come: Deliverance have the ability to rebound, or has its own brief in time the spotlight already come and gone? We shall see.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is obtainable now on PC, Xbox One, and PC.