Elden Ring loses well over 90% of its player base.

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#1 Mesome713
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Seems gamers are growing tired of Elden Ring by now. Not sure what theyre gonna play next, im assuming its back to gaming on Switch since Nintendo is the only company releasing games right now. The drought has been pretty bad from the other big companies. But im still surprised so many have givin up on Elden Ring. A terribly low percentage have beating some of the ending boses of the game. So it was appear they have just giving up on it.

Elden Ring months ago had almost 1 million players playing on Steam. But now its sitting at around 67k. What about you SW? Did you too give up on Elden RIng?

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#2  Edited By blaznwiipspman1
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Oof. Well at least it's better than hfw. Whatever happened to that game?

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#3 Mesome713
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@blaznwiipspman1: Sony is trying to force gamers to buy it by giving it an offical bundle. What a sad company.

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#4 Nonstop-Madness
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Given up? People aren't consistently playing the same single player game for months on end.

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#5 Archangel3371
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I absolutely loved the game myself. Played through it three times and got all the achievements for it. Just waiting for the dlc to come out before I start up a fourth playthrough.

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#6  Edited By Mesome713
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@Nonstop-Madness: But the percent who beat the game is super low. Hence I stated some have simply given up on it.

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#7 DragonfireXZ95
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It's not an infinite grind MMO. It was bound to happen. How on earth is this news?

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#8 Mesome713
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@DragonfireXZ95: it’s not everyday this massive amounts of players quit a game without beating it.

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#9 ThatDBFan
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And? Thats the case for most single player games.

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#10 jaydan
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Better for these types of games when the casuals leave. The serious players make the experience.

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#11 Fedor
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OP still butthurt about ER massive success.

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#12 Elaisse
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Well its a single player game, and 3 months sense release? Kind of makes sense that things are dropping off.

Anyone heard of a little game called Horizon FW? no? didn't think so.

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RIP to ER 😧

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#14 PCLover1980
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It's mostly single player game? Whaddya expect? An MMO?

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#15 cainetao11
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Whereas I have just started it on Series X. I like it but after Sekiro the combat is just ok imo. Im having trouble getting into it.

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#16  Edited By hardwenzen
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Its not an mmo. Why would it keep its massive week one playerbase? Over 70k players on steam alone right at this moment is massive, and its the playstation that has the most amount of players guaranteed. All there is to know is that this game has crushed BOTW, and way more people are still playing ER than BOTW months after launch. And because of pvp and upcoming REAL dlc's (not the shitty trash BOTW got lmao), you can bet your ass the playerbase will be very healthy for a long time.

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#17 GirlUSoCrazy
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I'm still playing it on PS5 and Steam Deck, it was the only game I played today. I will definitely NG+7 and get all the endings and do different builds.

Glad these games keep selling more and more, I'll keep buying them

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#18 Jendeh
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Looks like some people can circle back to HFW now. Would be a shame to miss it.

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#19 Maroxad
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The fact that the game lasted this long is spectacular. It is a single player game, not a multiplayer.

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#20 lamprey263
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Honestly I am at a loss of where to go in the game and the more time I spend away from it the less desire I have to finish it.

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#21  Edited By Mesome713
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@lamprey263: Yeah, I hear that’s how a bunch of people feel. I’m at final boss on N+, almost 200 hours. This will be my final play through.

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#22 Gatygun
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Its a single player game so basically once you beat it, there is no content.
Also japanese jank, probably burned a good amount of people.

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#23 blaznwiipspman1
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@hardwenzen: people were playing botw for a whole year after it released, that's how amazing it was. Yet Belden ring dropped off a cliff.

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#24 hardwenzen
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@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: people were playing botw for a whole year after it released, that's how amazing it was. Yet Belden ring dropped off a cliff.

Who was playing it for a whole year? Do you have any proof of that? BOTW is a tiny, repetitive wasteland of a game compared to ER. Its very easy to get bored of it. Nobody had the strength to play it for over a month unless you're a speed runner on twitch or youtube.

Over 70k on steam. Probably a good 50k on xbox and at least 100k on playstation. Dead game btw and that's three months in🤡

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#25 Mesome713
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@Gatygun: A very few amount beat it though. So many quit the game. Now with these stats Elden Ring 2 will be even easier than the easiest Souls game alive.

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#26 Fedor
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@mesome713 said:

@Gatygun: A very few amount beat it though. So many quit the game. Now with these stats Elden Ring 2 will be even easier than the easiest Souls game alive.

Doesn't mean anything, the majority of sp games have low completion rates.

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Hmm… I wonder why Elden Ring lost so many players. Surely the over-the-top painfully high difficulty had nothing to with it right? I’m sure people don’t give up on super-difficult games that make them want to tear their eyeballs out with the hatred of a thousand burning suns.

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#28 with_teeth26
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This just in, people have left the movie theater, after the movie finished. Clearly, it was a failure.

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#29 Fedor
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@lavamelon said:

Hmm… I wonder why Elden Ring lost so many players. Surely the over-the-top painfully high difficulty had nothing to with it right? I’m sure people don’t give up on super-difficult games that make them want to tear their eyeballs out with the hatred of a thousand burning suns.

The game isn't even hard.

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#30 blaznwiipspman1
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@hardwenzen: I don't need proof of it, Belden ring is 96% mc, which is 1% lower than botw at 97%. Owned. And to this day, people still play botw. Even the Belden ring creator said he took massive inspiration from botw, let that sink in.

It's funny you talk about repetitive when Belden ring is the most repetitive game out there, with large but empty maps, no horse at the start, no fast travel, recycled boss assets and other recycled assets. Not to mention how easy the game is with accessibility features (which is a good thing), and also so many bugs. I heard of people who's saves corrupted after hundreds of hours of game time. If it were me, I would have raged and snapped the Belden ring disc in half.

Now the number of players have tanked off a cliff, even twitch streaming is at record low. Just admit it, and move on.

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#31 blaznwiipspman1
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@mesome713: agreed, they will take accessibility features to the next level. That's a good thing.

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#32  Edited By Maroxad
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@Gatygun said:

Its a single player game so basically once you beat it, there is no content.

Also japanese jank, probably burned a good amount of people.

Still on this crap?

Elden Ring is far more competently made than any wRPG. Western ARPGs still cant get combat right barring Mount and Blade and that game isnt even western xD.

Hell, Western RPGs can't even get combat right with the excpetion of the above mentioned game, alongside Jagged Alliance and Divinity: Original Sin.

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#33 Gatygun
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@Maroxad said:
@Gatygun said:

Its a single player game so basically once you beat it, there is no content.

Also japanese jank, probably burned a good amount of people.

Still on this crap?

Elden Ring is far more competently made than any wRPG. Western ARPGs still cant get combat right barring Mount and Blade and that game isnt even western xD.

Hell, Western RPGs can't even get combat right with the excpetion of the above mentioned game, alongside Jagged Alliance and Divinity: Original Sin.

With jank i mean shit performance. The game was riddled by it. Those *** devs have no clue how to optimize there games for shit.

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While I've had a lot of fun, I don't see myself playing it again once I finish it.

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#35  Edited By mrbojangles25
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Is it "giving up" when you've played a hundred or so hours on a finite game?

lol c'mon, they haven't given up...they've finished.

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#36  Edited By WitIsWisdom
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At this point I'm not so sure they care. People are moving on to other games, but will be back with any DLC.

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#37  Edited By Litchie
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Compare that to how long other SP games' playerbase lasted, and I bet ER got some records down.

And I don't think many bothers with the game's PVP, as it's terrible.

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#38 Robbie23
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Started Horizon Forbidden West right after getting 100% in Elden Ring and open world games no longer feel the same to me. Elden Ring did a perfect job on how it does not hold your hand or has a bloated map with a billion quest markers/pointless collectables.

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#39 ___gamemaster__
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Played it and loved it. Spent 100 hrs on a single run. Im taking a break from gaming as i might not be able to play another game as good as this. Though the end part seems tedious and repetitive.

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#40 SecretPolice
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Lots-o-buyers remorse going on out there. lol :P

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#41  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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I blame @hardwenzen

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@robbie23 said:

Started Horizon Forbidden West right after getting 100% in Elden Ring and open world games no longer feel the same to me. Elden Ring did a perfect job on how it does not hold your hand or has a bloated map with a billion quest markers/pointless collectables.

Kinda feel sorry for them. Same happened to me after the first one having just finished Zelda. Now again with Elden Ring.

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#43 Mozelleple112
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Fun fact: Zelda: BOTW has lost 99.99% of its playerbase since launch!

Did people think people were going to play Elden Ring every day until the end of days?

Any whoo, I'm about 250 hours in, still on NG+, hunting for platinum.

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I put 70 hours into the game. I'm not playing it on an infinite loop.

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@fedor said:
@lavamelon said:

Hmm… I wonder why Elden Ring lost so many players. Surely the over-the-top painfully high difficulty had nothing to with it right? I’m sure people don’t give up on super-difficult games that make them want to tear their eyeballs out with the hatred of a thousand burning suns.

The game isn't even hard.

I dunno, I thought Malenia and Malekith were awful.

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#46 Macutchi
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ah that first 0-50 hours of the first playthrough was magical. getting up early to play before work. staying up late. utterly immersed. one holy shit moment after another. extraordinarily good times. haven't finished my second playthrough, parked it for a while, but i'll be back.

@robbie23 said:

Started Horizon Forbidden West right after getting 100% in Elden Ring and open world games no longer feel the same to me. Elden Ring did a perfect job on how it does not hold your hand or has a bloated map with a billion quest markers/pointless collectables.

yeah i played it straight after elden ring. didn't land well. would not recommend

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#47  Edited By Nonstop-Madness
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@mesome713: You'd be surprised by how few people end up beating a game. Especially one as long and one that doesn't hold your hand like Elden Ring.

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#48 dabear
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@mesome713: There's still 81k people playing it - and that is just on Steam. The game is a smash hit, it sold over 10 million copies.

Still, the cows like @hardwenzen said that this proved the game had no legs when the same percentage drop happened for Halo Infinite...

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#49 hardwenzen
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@dabear said:

@mesome713: There's still 81k people playing it - and that is just on Steam. The game is a smash hit, it sold over 10 million copies.

Still, the cows like @hardwenzen said that this proved the game had no legs when the same percentage drop happened for Halo Infinite...

Are you serious even comparing ER to Infinite? ER is the most content packed game we've had in ages while Infinite launched with no content and half a year later nothing has improved. No wonder everyone left that game in no time lol they see no future in it. But that's what happens when they offer you their flagship title as a f2p game lol it became shovelware.

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#50 johnd13
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It's a massive game and it's been been 3 months since release. Makes sense that people would have moved on to other games.