Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in development for quite a while, so it’s understandable that fans of the franchise would jump en masse to play the Early Access build that just went up on Steam. Still, the numbers are even more impressive than I would have thought, since Taleworlds‘ medieval open world title has already surpassed all 2020 games released so far when it comes to concurrent player numbers on Steam.
According to Steam’s Stats page, Bannerlord had a peak of 155,675 concurrent players (a number that is still increasing), beating other popular 2020 PC releases by a pretty wide margin, as you can see below.
Peak concurrent players on Steam for the top five games released in 2020:
- Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – 155,670
- Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem – 127,542
- Borderlands 3 – 93,597
- DOOM Eternal – 84,865
- Half-Life: Alyx – 42,858
Those numbers become even more impressive when looking at the individual games that make up this list, as three out of five belong to incredibly popular franchises (though Alyx is a VR only game, so that definitely hurt its chances of being higher). Hopefully Bannerlord will live up to the lofty expectations gamers have placed on it.