Elden Ring hits 765k concurrent players on Steam

Elden Ring hits 765k concurrent players on Steam

New From Software title Elden Ring has surpassed 764,000 concurrent players on Steam following its launch.

According to SteamDB, the game hit a peak of 764,835 simultaneous players on Steam hours of its release earlier today (Friday, February 25th). It reached this record at around 02:00 GMT, just two hours after it was launched.

At the time of writing, the game has 532,463 concurrent players.

Elden Ring was announced back at E3 2019 and was a collaboration between Dark Souls maker From Software and Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin. You can find out what Martin contributed here

The title was set to launch in January 2021 but was bumped into February.

The week before its launch, pre-orders for the game were the second-highest selling item on Steam.

Ahead of release, there was footage leaked from Elden Ring, perhaps an indication of just how anticipated the game was. Reviews also place it as one of the best PC games ever made, at the time of writing. 

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.