Outriders hits 109.5k Steam concurrent players on launch day

Outriders hits 109.5k Steam concurrent players on launch day

New shooter IP Outriders has been pretty popular on Steam since it was released yesterday.

That's according to SteamCharts, which shows that the title boasted a peak of 109,553 concurrent users on Steam following its launch. At the time of writing, there are 56,660 people playing the game and it currently boasts the tenth highest concurrent player count on Steam.

This comes despite the usual mix of server and tech issues that titles with online elements tend to face on their debut. Fair play to the team working on Outriders, though; they've put a thread up on the game's subreddit detailing all of the known problems with the game and how they can be fixed.

There's been a lot of groundswell and excitement for this new franchise from developer People Can Fly and publisher Square Enix. A demo for Outriders was downloaded by over two million people when that was made available in March and pre-orders for the game have made a regular appearance in the Steam Top Ten during the last few weeks.

People Can Fly has also come up with a pretty fun way of messing with players who decide to cheat in the game; those caught using hacks or exploits in the demo – about 200 out of two million players – are being publicly shamed with a watermark outing them as a cheater.

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