Titanfall 2 has seen a huge influx of players on Steam, with concurrent players jumping by 750% in the last fortnight.
Largely attributed to a sizeable discount on Valve's storefront, the price drop saw the game's active player count leap 650% in two days, according to SteamDB, before breaking its record player count shortly after (just under 17000 players).
Apex Legends Crossover Sees Titanfall 2 Player Count Jump 750%
While previous discounts have coincided with spikes in the game's active players, it appears there's more at play this time around – namely Apex Legends' next season of content.
Apex Legends Season 9 will introduce Valkyrie, the daughter of Titanfall 2 character Viper, and Respawn's battle royale has been leaning heavily on its predecessor's universe of characters in recent weeks.
If this keeps up, could we get Titanfall 3 after all? Titanfall 2 famously released in between shooter juggernauts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1, causing the game to sell fewer copies than both Respawn and publisher EA had hoped.
In other news, developer Respawn is already staffing up for a new IP.