Despite anger over PC stutter, Elden Ring is a huge success on Steam

This is official; Eldon Ring is FromSoft’s largest steam Launched so far. The iconic studio’s latest game has attracted more than 750,000 concurrent Steam players — despite the growing number of negative user reviews surrounding the game due to its questionable PC performance.

Publisher Bandai Namco has yet to announce official launch sales for the game (it would easily exceed 1,000,000 at launch if it were based on PC numbers alone), but we’ve seen huge success on Steam alone, and here it is. one point.

On launch day, Elden Ring reached its highest concurrent player count on Steam, reaching 764,835 players. steam database. You can see how exciting those numbers are on PC when you consider that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has an all-time high of 125,315 players, and Dark Souls 3 has 129,975 players.

Will Elden Ring be the sixth Steam game to attract over 1,000,000 concurrent players over the weekend? We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems possible.

But it’s not all good news. Due to its performance on PC, the game attracted a lot of negative reviews on Steam. According to Digital Foundry, Elden Ring’s performance right now is a bit “mixed”, which is an understatement.

For PC users, even with patch 1.02 available, there will be stutters of up to 250ms when “new effects, enemies and areas appear on screen”.

Stuttering decreases as the game progresses, but the “second, more general stuttering” seems to be related to loading new game areas, as moving from one area to the next can cause minor one-time frame drops. In the worst case, there is a “frame time problem” that reduces the frame rate from 60 to 40 seconds.

A cursory look at the Steam reviews (over 7000 of which are negative) shows that these performance issues haven’t gone away with PC gamers. Still, preventing more than half a million people from playing the game at the time of writing isn’t bad enough.

If you’d like to learn more about The Lands Between, you can check out our Elden Ring review here, poll all the reviewers are saying about the game here, and check out the game’s first big patch notes here.

If you’re getting into the game and wondering how to not die instantly, check out our beginner’s guide to Elden Ring. We also have a dedicated page on Elden Ring tips, the best lessons for the Elden Ring, which souvenirs to choose, how to make and more.

Elden Ring is available now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.