Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Age of Empires 4 is off to a strong start on Steam

Age of Empires 4 was released today with the praise of strong critics, leading to a strong number of players on Steam and certainly a great start.

Age of Empires 4 reached 54,239 simultaneous players on Steam as of Thursday at 10:36 am PT. SteamDB.. This surpasses the highest number of players ever in Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. 38,725 people..

Of course, the number of players playing on the Game Pass for PC or the Microsoft Store is not counted. Microsoft has not released any information yet.

Compared to other popular Steam titles and Age of Empires 4, the 54,000 players are still pretty impressive. Relic’s new strategy game currently surpasses Rainbow Six Siege’s current 46,000 players and Rocket League’s 45,000. South Korea’s MMO MIR4, Rust, Dead by Daylight, and Grand Theft Auto 5 are the next most popular on SteamDB’s player count charts.

As of 10:45 AM PT, Age of Empires 4 is the 12th most played game on Steam. It’s one of the best RTS franchises on the PC and not bad for the RTS franchise just released today.Microsoft certainly laid the foundation with the release of the “Definitive Edition” HD remastering of all three Age of Empires Games for the last 3 years.

IGN reviewer Leana Hafer calls the Age of Empires 4 “often too safe, but otherwise good, fun RTS throwback” with its extensive campaign and uniqueness like Mongolia and Ruth. Mentioned factions.

Joseph Knoop is an IGN writer / producer / map clear scrub.