Although Doom Eternal enjoys great interest from players, there may still be one game that can match its success. When players wait a long time for something they love, it is clear that sales will drive exponentially up. But Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord already has more players at one time than Doom Eternal.
After eight years, TaleWorlds Entertainment finally decided to release the second installment of Mount & Blade, and to the surprise of the players even shifted the release date one day earlier. Extended quarantines and orders to stay at home then the success of games released at this time only record.
During the first 10 hours, players ejected Mount & Blade 2 into the top 10 most played games on the Steam, with a temporary peak of 178,000. According to Steamcharts, Doom Eternal reached 84,000 players. This could be helped by a 10% discount on the game, but we can only speculate. Have you also helped developers from TaleWorlds to such numbers?