It’s no secret that 2023 isn’t Future 2’s strongest 12 months. Nonetheless, the final 30 days have been exceptionally unhealthy, with the sport experiencing an all-time low of gamers on Steam. Knowledge on the sport’s console gamers are tougher to return by. Nonetheless, its poor Steam efficiency may point out broader issues for Bungie.
Future 2 has its worst-ever month on Steam
In keeping with SteamCharts, Future 2 averaged 34,297 concurrent gamers during the last 30 days. That’s the bottom because the sport arrived on Steam in 2019. The sport’s month-to-month peak participant numbers had been additionally the worst it’s ever been, with solely 59,076. That’s down from 68,148 in October and 145,390 in September. The sport noticed its recognition in March 2023, with a mean of 135,102 and a peak of 312,925. Since then, Future 2’s concurrent participant numbers have skilled a fairly regular decline.
It’s no secret that Future 2 isn’t performing in addition to it used to or in addition to its developer would really like. Bungie just lately admitted that Future 2 is underperforming, and the sport’s been bleeding gamers for a while. Nonetheless, these new lows reveal how grim the state of affairs is, particularly with Bungie already going through important layoffs.
Notably, the sport’s quickly declining recognition is a major reversal from the expansion it skilled in early 2023. In truth, the sport’s all-time peak of 316,651 concurrent gamers occurred in February, across the launch of Future 2’s Lightfall enlargement. Gamers’ disaffection with Lightfall is probably going the first contributor to their waning curiosity within the sport.
In the meantime, there hasn’t been a lot phrase on the rumored Future film or TV present. The identical upcoming Season of the Witch and Taken Form enlargement has the potential to reinvigorate the participant base. Nonetheless, Taken Form may even mark Future 2’s transition from seasons to episodic content material, which some consider will result in additional lack of gamers.