The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made its world debut more than four years ago; however, that hasn’t stopped CD Projekt’s game from drawing an enormous player base in 2019. It is now more popular on Steam than it was at launch.
In a tweet, CD Projekt’s Marcin Momot shared the milestone with fans. He reported that, on December 29, almost 94,000 people signed into Steam and played The Witcher 3. Earlier, the record had been 92,268 players in May 2015. CD Projekt launched the game in that month, and thus The Witcher 3 is more popular on Steam at present than during its launch.
It did not happen miraculously. Netflix launched a series based on the book series, and it seems to have lifted CD Projekt’s game as effectively. Starring actor Henry Cavill, the eight-episode first season attracted virtually as many viewers as Netflix’s Stranger Things and The Mandalorian on Disney+. The Witcher is, without doubt, one of the most-watched Netflix series of the year, gaining itself a second season due out in 2021.
Steam nonetheless labels The Witcher 3 in its top ten games by present player count. Gamers might’ve completed the Netflix series. However, they’re still very much in the game.