Millions of players flooded in to play Amazon’s new open-world MMO, New World.
The highly anticipated game, which hit the live servers on Sept. 27, 2021, had had an incredible launch on Steam and Twitch, bringing in countless eager viewers to the streaming platform.
On day one, over a million players entered New World, according to Amazon. That number jumped up to many thousands more in the days and weeks following, translating to lengthy queue times.
New World peaked at over 900,000 concurrent players in October 2021, just below Valve’s immensely popular tactical shooter CS:GO, according to Steam’s official game stats.
But the MMO has since seen a dramatic decline in players. On Dec. 16, the game peaked at just under 100,000 players, far below games like Dota 2, PUBG, and Apex Legends.
New World is ranked 10 out of 133 tracked MMOs in terms of player population, according to mmo-population.com, and continues to decline despite receiving regular updates from developer Amazon Games Studio.