Starfield, the highly anticipated release of the year, finally launched on September 1st for early access. As expected, the game has already garnered a substantial concurrent player base on Steam, along with considerable viewership on Twitch livestreams.
In less than 24 hours, the game swiftly climbed to the sixth position among the most-played titles on Steam, boasting a peak of 234,000 concurrent players.
The game’s popularity is further highlighted by its trending position on Twitch, where it reached a peak of 543,234 concurrent Twitch viewers, indicating a significant level of curiosity surrounding the game and what it has to offer.
Starfield has outperformed Bethesda’s two previous titles, Skyrim and Fallout 4, in terms of viewership. According to data from SteamDB, Skyrim peaked at 197,907 concurrent viewers, while Fallout 4 reached 244,138 concurrent viewers.
According to SullyGnome, an analytics website, viewers collectively spent approximately 3,576,045 hours watching streams related to Starfield, making it the leading trending game on the platform.
Among the Starfield streamers, CohhCarnage achieved a notable milestone with 523,000 hours watched on his channel and an impressive peak viewership of 71,000. Likewise, the Canadian streamer Shroud garnered 471,000 hours watched and 67,800 peak viewers during his Starfield streaming sessions.
In comparison to other significant titles released in 2023, Starfield exhibited superior performance in terms of hours watched compared to Diablo IV. However, it did not manage to match the peak viewership achieved by the latter, which gathered 941.5k viewers on its debut day.
It also lagged behind Hogwarts Legacy, which achieved an astounding milestone by surpassing 1.25 million concurrent viewers on Twitch upon its release.
Starfield is scheduled for its official launch on September 6th, and it is anticipated to draw an even larger player base upon its full release.