More than one million people have played Nexon's MapleStory 2

More than one million people have played Nexon's MapleStory 2

Newly-released MMO MapleStory 2 has been played by over one million people since its launch last week.

That's according to publisher Nexon, who announced the milestone on the project's Steam forums. That figure isn't just isolated to Valve's platform, however, with the game also available via Nexon's own launcher.

Nor does it amount to one million sales, simply that number of people playing the game. At the time of writing - according to SteamCharts - MapleStory 2 has an all-time peak of 42,278 players on Steam, with a 24-hour high of 35,565. Meanwhile, average concurrent players clock in at 16,256.

Steam's own stats peg the MMO as the 13th most-played game at the time of writing.

To celebrate this feat, Nexon is running a week-long Double Dungeon Drop event where with users getting two lots of loot after completing dungeons.

This is a sucess story for Nexon, a company whose luck on PC has been somewhat limited recently. The firm is best-known in the West for LawBreakers from now-defunct studio BossKey. That title spectacularly bombed, taking the development outfit with it.

Ahead of that, however, Nexon wrote off LawBreakers from its financials. The project cost the Korean games firm $32.6m.

Join Steel Media and Jagex Partners to explore the Korean market first hand at G-Star, the biggest games conference in the region. We're running the finale of the Big Indie Awards, two Big Indie Pitches and a PG Party in association with, Jagex and G-Star, whilst Jagex is launching their Jagex Partner program, looking to connect with developers and publishers in the 'living games' space.

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