It seems that the widespread enthusiasm of Souls is at its peak: Elden Ring has so high, it’s taken the top position game sales on Steam. The game is often more popular than Dark Souls. However, the user feedback for it is mixed.
Within the first day of launch, Elden Ring exceeded 760,000 simultaneous users. The number could rise over the next few days However, it’s far above the CS:GO, Dota 2, PUBG, Apex Legends and the rest of the regulars on the Steam top online games which is something that happens seldom with paid releases at full-price.
Let’s see how we compare Elden Ring‘s performance against the peak online of the other FromSoftware games for PC:
Elden Ring – 764,835 concurrent players,
Dark Souls III – 129,975.
Dark Souls II – 79,528.
Dark Souls: Remastered 24,501.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 12,106.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition – 11,259.
“Peak online” Elden Ring was the seventh event in Steam history.
The reviews for the game are mixed 60 percent of reviews are mixed (14,144 reviews as of writing this report). Most of them criticize the game’s performance: Elden Ring is known to reduce fps for no apparent reason. More on this within Digital Foundry. Some have issues with the anti-cheat system (there’s already a guide that provides solutions available in the community), and some are not happy with the mouse and keyboard controls (if you’re using Xbox, visit the settings tab, and you’ll be able to alter the display of the buttons using the keyboard).
Updates to Elden Ring have been released. One patch was made before the official release, and subsequent updates will include tracing rays.