This doesn’t mean anything. On the contrary, it’s worring.
Considering Aoe2DE has been losing players since the last update due to the dodging timeout and the hackers who can control your units, and Aoe4 was released a few hours ago and its hype is the highest that will ever be. In that context, 53,953 against 38,725 is a very bad sign. I was expecting 80-100k. If the numbers don’t go up by the end of November, I don’t think things will look good next year.
what the hell ?? you thought that AOE 4 will get 80-100k ?? those are some crazy numbers only the most popular franchises get.
these numbers are great, also the game is at the top of sales list in steam ( with 2 versions) .
Edit: i just remembered that it’s not even the weekend, so expect the we will get much higher number than we’re getting today ( so you can expect 80k players )
Well of course it was expected to surpass AoE2 peak on Steam, else it would have been a disaster. Everyone was interested in a new entry in the series. I was hoping for 200.000 peak at launch, but I guess I was too optimistic, RTS is still niche.