Dragon’s Dogma achieved its highest concurrent player count in over six years over the weekend.
According to Steam DB (as spotted by Benji-Sales), the game, which was first released in January 2016, hit a peak concurrent player count of 6,582 on Sunday, a number which it has only ever surpassed during the release month of the game.
This number is similar to that of recent releases such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, which managed 6,599 concurrent players on Steam during the same 24-hour period.
The re-emergence of Dragon’s Dogma is likely due to the recent announcement of the game’s long-awaited sequel, and a deeply discounted sale price. The game is currently available for $4.79 / £3.83, an 84% discount.
Capcom finally confirmed that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is in development last week.
During a live stream celebrating the game’s 10th anniversary, director Hideaki Itsuno said: “Everyone in the development team is hard at work creating a game that we hope you will enjoy! Please look forward to it!”
No game details were revealed during the stream. In a follow-up statement, Capcom said that Dragon’s Dogma 2 “will begin the cycle anew,” and confirmed that the sequel is being developed using its RE Engine.