This indie dev's misclick led to over 170,000 concurrent players overnight

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This indie dev's misclick led to over 170,000 concurrent players overnight

HyperReuts' Evolvation bills itself as "a class based and fast paced multiplayer arena space flying shooter with multiple game modes which can be played solo and team-based." Until earlier this week, not many people had heard of it. Yesterday evening, a peak of 172,870 concurrent players caused its servers to buckle. And it all started with a misclick. 

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's peak concurrent playercount on Steam is 30% higher than 2017's Origins

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey's peak concurrent playercount on Steam is 30% higher than 2017's Origins

Peak concurrent players for Assassin's Creed Odyssey reached nearly 62,000 on Steam yesterday, making a considerable gain (about 33%) over last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, which reached a peak of just over 41,000 concurrent users in October 2017. Origins, which released last year, was a big success for Ubisoft—and a bit of a gamble, seeing as they’d taken a year off AC’s release schedule in 2016. Critical reception to Odyssey has been very strong, with many noting that it feels like a more mature, refined version of Origins.