Final Fantasy 14, Square Enix's second stab at the MMO within the Final Fantasy franchise, has broken its concurrent player record on Steam over the weekend.
The title, which previously had a peak Steam figure of 41,200 following Shadowbringers' launch, reached 47,542. That also presumably doesn't account for players playing directly through the game's own launcher, or PS4 and PS5 players.
Final Fantasy 14 Just Broke Its Concurrent Player Record On Steam, Almost Eight Years After Launch
If you're wondering why the sudden hubbub, then PCGamesN has the answer. As they reported, 200,000 logged in to watch longtime World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold on Twitch, as they swapped Azeroth for Eorzea.
Perhaps most exciting is that Final Fantasy 14's next big expansion, Endwalker, is still to come - and is sure to boost the game's player count even further.
I jumped in for the first time a few months ago, and found the whole thing to be beautifully relaxing so far.
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