When we say “completely owning,” we absolutely mean it. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released last Friday, November 11th, on all platforms. A major playing destination for fans of the genre is obviously the PC, which is, of course, where you’ll access the Steam Marketplace. According to Steam’s Game and Player Statistics, their audience is enjoying Skyrim more than any other game by a long shot.
As of writing this story, since the statistics update dynamically, Skyrim is in first place on the top 10 games being played chart with more than 280,000 currently active players. The nearest game standing in competition is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with just over 85,000 gamers playing. From there, the margin only gets wider. The statistics have looked roughly the same since Skyrim‘s release.
With more than 200,000 players difference between Skyrim and its nearest competition, we’re going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Bethesda’s latest open-world epic in the Elder Scrolls brand is likely doing quite well for itself. It’s garnered critical praise and a ton of love from gaming communities all over the net. In fact, it almost seems like Skyrim and its majestic horses are just about all anyone really wants to talk about on the internet these days.
Skyrim is sure to be in the running with a lot of critics as decisions regarding Game of the Year for 2011 start getting made. This one is definitely a wonder, but 2011 has been one of the best years the gaming medium has seen in a very, very long time. How many times it’s set to come out on top will be interesting to see.
We’ll have more on Skyrim as it comes.