Starfield Racked Up More Than 1 Million Concurrent Players On Launch Day

Shining bright.

Xbox Dad, Phil Spencer, has shared a huge milestone for Starfield’s first proper launch day across Xbox and PC and via Game Pass. Although the game’s been technically available since last week for those willing to pay up for its various special editions, it’s been just over a day since its standard release date and in that time the game has managed to rack up a huge over one million concurrent players over every platform.

That’s concurrent players as well, meaning Starfield hit a peak of over a million people were all playing at the same time in the last 24 hours but the actual number of people who’ve played the game overall would naturally be far higher as a result.

For comparison’s sake, the other recently-released massive RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3, managed to hit an all-time peak of around 875,000 concurrent players a couple of weeks after its release in early August, although that number represents only PC players and without it being available on a subscription service.

We scored Starfield a huge 9/10 in our review, saying “If what you’re hoping for is The Elder Scrolls or Fallout in space, then Starfield is that. Not only does it have countless stories begging to be sought out against a vast and beckoning star chart, it’s also the most polished Bethesda Game Studios title we’ve ever had.”

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If you’re yet to count yourself among the explorers in the stars, you can get Starfield on Xbox, PC and Cloud Gaming via Game Pass right now.


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