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Stray has smashed Annapurna’s record for concurrent Steam players
Over 60,000 PC users are currently playing the publisher’s latest indie hit on its release day
Stray has become Annapurna Interactive’s biggest PC launch to date.
According to official Steam figures, on its release day the indie title’s peak concurrent player count currently stands at 62,963.
Only 12 games are being played by more Steam users at the time of publishing, including free-to-play hit Apex Legends and AAA titles like FIFA 22 and Grand Theft Auto.
Stray review | VGC
According to independent market analyst Benji-Sales, Stray has comfortably beaten Annapurna’s record for concurrent players on Steam, which was previously held by Twelve Minutes with 8,021. Behind that are Outer Wilds (7,936), Neon White (3,277) and Journey (1,757).
Developed by small French studio BlueTwelve, Stray was released today for PS5 as well as PC.
The game is priced at £24.99/$29.99 on the PlayStation Store and at £23.99/$29.99 on Steam.
Notably, it’s also available at no extra charge for subscribers to the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers.
VGC’s Stray review called it one of Annapurna’s best releases to date.
It concludes: “Stray is a masterclass in environmental design, with one of the most engrossingly detailed game worlds we’ve explored. Like its protagonist it’s a little on the short side, but what’s here will stay with you for a long time. Essential.”
Annapurna is set to host a product showcase on July 28, for which it has teased “reveals, announcements, and much more”.
The critically acclaimed What Remains of Edith Finch could appear at the event, having recently been rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.