Epic Games revealed in a recent interview that the number of simultaneous players in the world's most popular game had reached truly staggering numbers – probably because of its recent debut in the Korean market.
A representative of Epic Games told a Korean news site inven this Fortnite now has more than 8.3 million simultaneous players. I have the impression that this figure deserves to be repeated: 8.3 million. As pointed out PCGamesNis more players than all games on Steam combined.
We are all so used to Fortnite to be everywhere now (or at least I am), it can be hard to remember, sometimes, how big it is. It's like Disney: it's so ubiquitous that when you finally get a number, it's as if someone blew a balloon. The last time we heard about competing players in Fortnite earlier this year, this number – 3.4 million – was already quite surprising. And now, it's apparently more than double that.
The most likely reason for the increase in the number is that FortniteThe Battle Royale mode debuted this week in South Korea, with several special challenges for the country's gaming centers. Of course, we can not know for sure if they are the only reason for this growth, unless Epic Games tells us more.
Anyway, it's a reminder of what a monster is Fortnite has become, and its growth does not seem to slow down. To give you some more figures, a Streamlabs streaming software provider report reported that, in the last quarter alone, streamers have accumulated close to 19 million hours of play. For the prospect, this represents an increase of 128% over the year and five times the number of titles. most popular, League of Legends.
[[[[Correction 6h CT: The original version of this article indicated the person who gave the interview to the inven was the CEO of Epic Games. It was a strange translation error, and your author takes all the blame. The presenter, Sung Chul Park, is a representative of Epic Games Korea, while its CEO is Tim Sweeney.)
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