Bethesda Game Studios’ 1,000 planet space RPG Starfield has reached 10 million players within its first two weeks.
A great success from Bethesda’s latest game Starfield
Starfield allows players to jumo into spaceship and explore an entire galaxy’s worth of star systems, moons and planets. With several factions to join, companions to romance, the freedom to build one’s own ships and settlements nearly anywhere in the galaxy, and more, Starfieldhas a ton for players to take part in.
Right now, Starfield hit another major mielstone. The official Twitter account shared a thank you message for 10 million players. This comes just one day shy of two weeks since the game’s launch and is likely taking into account the players who’ve had access to Bethesda’s latest RPG one week early.
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There is not doubt that a sizable portion of 10 million players have picked the game xia Xbox Game Pass. While it surpassed Xbox’s own Forza Horizon 5 in terms of physical and digital sales, it didn’t quite break Forza Horizon 5’s record of amassing 10 million players in just a single week. But still, Starfield’s current success is impressive.
In the context of some of Bethesda Game Studios’ past games, Starfield has a significant success. It took Fallout 3 seven years to reach 12 million players and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion nine years to reach nine million. In the decade plus since these older titles, Bethesda’s pedigree has grown with Skyrim and Fallout 4, becoming a much more well known presence as a major western RPG studio. That, combined with the help of Game Pass giving more gamers access to title, and it’s not hard to see how Starfield is enjoying so much success so quickly.
As well as Starfield’s player count numbers are performing two weeks after launch, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is still Bethesda’s largest record holder, with a mind blowing 60 million copies sold over 12 years and across several console generations. Time will tell if or when Starfield will ever reach that number.
Starfield is available now on PC, and Xbox Series X|S.