No Man’s Sky concurrent players’ numbers are up from a couple of days ago, but only about half of what it reached during its launch.
No Man’s Sky was not a big success when it was released. The studio which made the game, Hello Games, was also under investigation by the U.K’s Advertising Standards association for suspicions of false advertising. The studio was later cleared off the charge, but it did show how much people hated the game.
But now after the Next update, it seems like the tides have definitely turned. Just a couple of days ago, we reported that the players were loving the game. There were amazing screenshots being shared, and the peak concurrent player count reached about 50,000 players. And looks like the word has gotten out that the game is amazing, and its spreading fast.
Now just four days after the 50,000 player peak count (48,244 to be exact), it has almost doubled. The current peak concurrent player count for No Man’s Sky is now 97,769. The game now sits at 6th position of the most played games on steam currently, beating Rainbow Six: Siege, Football Manager 2018, Team Fortress 2 and Ark: Survival Evolved.
It is still half of the peak player count of the game when it was released, which is 200,000. But given the history of the game, this is an amazing turnaround. Part of the credit can be given to the fact that the game is 50% off on Steam right now. The sale was supposed to end today, but has now been extended up to August 6. Even the reviews speak for itself. The recent reviews of the game are “Very Positive” bringing the overall reviews to “Mixed” from “Mostly Negative”.
Kudos to Hello Games for not giving up on No Man’s Sky. They certainly deserve it for sticking with it and making the game much, much better than before.