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Nearly eight years after launch, Final Fantasy 14 breaks the simultaneous player record on Steam

Final Fantasy 14 once again broke Steam concurrent player records this weekend, this time hitting a whopping 47,542 concurrent players.

According to official statistics provided by Valve's platform, Final Fantasy 14 once again broke its concurrent player record, with more than 47,000 players online at once. It set aside the previous record – 41,200 – previously set at the launch of Shadowbringers in 2019.

And it says nothing to gamers jumping to Eorza on PS4 and PS5, either.

The reason for the massive influx of players? Famous World of Warcraft Twitch streamer Asmongold booted Final Fantasy 14 to see what all the excitement was about and then found themselves in the online lobbies as players streamed in to see them .

As PCGamesN said, more than 200,000 people watched Asmongold play Fina Fantasy 14 – surprising what a streamer can do for a game's popularity, eh?

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Asmongold isn't the only one exchanging MMOs right now. Earlier this year, we reported that Blizzard lost around 2 million players in the last financial quarter, with approximately 11 million players moving away from the likes of WoW Classic and World of Warcraft Shadowlands in past few years.

Final Fantasy 14 is, to many players, one of the best games in the entire series – can Square Enix's popular MMO continue to impress influential names from Blizzard as support for the game continues ? It seems likely at this point.

Our very own Alex Donaldson recently had the opportunity to chat with Final Fantasy 14's Naoki Yoshida in an extensive interview with Endwalker where the charismatic director discussed all things fandom, heroism, and the upcoming expansion. 19659011] The post Almost eight years after launch, Final Fantasy 14 breaks the simultaneous player record on Steam that first appeared on VG247.

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