Monster Hunter: World released earlier this year on Xbox One and PS4 but the PC version’s release was pushed until today. Obviously, fans waiting for this version of the game have come out in droves today according to the charts on Steam.
As of the game’s release this morning, Monster Hunter: World has already become Steam’s biggest release of the year in terms of concurrent players. At its peak already, Monster Hunter: World has topped out at 239,779 players which is good for the seventh most-concurrently played game in Steam’s history, let alone the biggest for a new release this year.
In addition, Monster Hunter: World has now become the biggest PC release in Capcom’s history. It has also passed Dark Souls 3 in terms of becoming the biggest launch ever from a Japanese publisher. I think it’s safe to say that Capcom has a hit on their hands.
If you have been considering now jumping into Monster Hunter: World for yourself now that it is on PC, be sure to check out our review from earlier in the year. As of writing this article, the concurrent players of Monster Hunter: World have continued to rise, so it’ll be interesting to see where it tops out by the end of the day.