Nearly 300,000 Gamers Simultaenously Playing Skyrim on Steam
That was the peak number of gamers playing Skyrim on Steam today. Compare that to the runner-up, the 86,832 gamers playing Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer mode, and the difference is staggering. Even if you factor in the 38,277 gamers on MW3′s singleplayer, Skyrim’s numbers more than double Activision’s giant.
Numbers like these would explain the bounty of PC gamers that have come to gripe about Skyrim’s consolized features. However, the PC version’s shortcomings don’t seem to have hurt the game too badly, given these numbers — which don’t even factor in gamers who aren’t playing on Steam.
As a PC gamer, Skyrim offered me a poor first impression, but I’m sticking with the game. Have any of you been so put off by the consolization that you refuse to play, or are you giving Bethesda a chance to redeem itself?