Tis but a scratch.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has reportedly seen a 95% decline in its Steam player base after its stellar debut two months ago.
The medieval RPG launched for PC and console back in February, and managed to sell 500,000 copies in just two days to become the top-selling game on Steam at the time. GitHyp reports, however, that the game’s concurrent player count on Steam has plummeted by 95%, down to an average of 3,600 concurrent players a day from almost 66,400.
On launch, GitHyp reported the Steam concurrent player count peaked at 96,000, topping The Witcher 3’s peak of 92,000 when it launched in 2015.
Player bases would normally drop off from the launch of a single-player game, but the decline in player count may also somewhat be attributed to the current state of the game, with Steam reviewers highlighting the number of bugs plaguing the title.
While overall reviews for the game are positive, the most recent reviews have swung it over to mixed, with bugs being the most common complaint in the negative reviews.
We reviewed Kingdom Come: Deliverance on PC and gave it an 8/10, saying that it has “strong characters and storytelling,” and was one of the “most unique, memorable RPGs” we’d played in years.