Grinding Gear Games announced that Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas has already become its most successful expansion to date. According to the team, the game reached 265K concurrent players on launch day, making it the fourth most popular game on Steam (at that time).
Chris Wilson, co-founder of Grinding Gear Games, said:
“Echoes of the Atlas has been Path of Exile’s most successful expansion so far. We are so pleased to still be setting new player number records after over 30 quarterly league releases since 2013. It shows us that our development methodologies are evolving in the right direction as we work towards completing Path of Exile 2.”
Nearly 300,000 fans were viewing the Echoes of the Atlas expansion debut livestream simultaneously. When the expansion launched, it reached 265,250 simultaneous players, becoming the #4 most popular game on Steam at the time. Since launch, player numbers have been 11% higher than Path of Exile’s previous highest launch. The previous successful launch was Delirium in March 2020 during the peak of the first global lockdown.
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