Following six months as an Epic Games Store exclusive, Gearbox's Borderlands 3 saw over 93,000 concurrent users on Steam following its release on Valve's platform.
That's according to Steam Charts, which reports that the title boasted 93,597 simultaneous players on Sunday, March 15th in the wake of its release on March 13th. Since launch, Borderlands 3 has had an average simultaneous player figure of 63,413.
When the game launched on the Epic Game Store, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford claimed that Borderlands 3 had around 248,000 concurrent users. Within a few days of launch, publisher 2K Games said that the franchise had made more than $1bn to date. Research firm SuperData said that Borderlands 3 was the highest-grossing digital PC game around the world in September 2019.
Speaking to PCGamesInsider.biz, senior producer Anthony Nicholson said that launching exclusively on Epic's storefront helped them to find a new audience. We caught up with the developer about why Borderlands 3 had been a smash hit on PC.
There's also a Borderlands film on the way, potentially with Eli Roth of Cabin Fever and Hostel fame handling directing duties.