Why has the number of players increased so much?

Hello, I wanted to know the reason why the game has gone from having a maximum of 2000 players to having 17,000 players right now and being among the most played games on steam, almost reaching even AoE 2 DE. What is the reason for this big change?

Price reduction in some countries I think .

Massive price adjustments in a lot of countries, especially those where $60 USD is a big chunk of an average salary. The game was also picking up a bit of steam after the recent patches.


Because the price in Taiwan was -80% before, a large number of Asians bought the game, and you will find that the online number of the game is in line with the work and rest time of the Asian region.