The Witcher 3 has found a lot of fame thanks in part to the Netflix show which is not directly related to the game but still helps it somehow.
The Witcher 3 is one of the most popular WRPGs from CD Projekt Red. While their reputation was tarnished after the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, this hasn’t stopped the sales of the game from slowing down ever since Netflix produced a TV show based on the books published by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Steam Charts show that The Witcher 3 has set a new concurrent user record since the show hit back in December. It has averaged around 30K users since the launch of the second season back in December and peaked at 70K. This is almost double the previous metric, which averaged around 15K concurrent users and 30K peak.
While The Witcher 3’s all-time peak stands at 100K, which happened after the debut of the first season of the show that stars Henry Cavil as Geralt of Rivia, it gained another surge in popularity with the second season.
CD Projekt Red is currently working on releasing a free content update for the game that will add support for ray-tracing and bring in some of the cosmetics from the Netflix TV show to the game. It is planned to arrive later in 2022 and will be a free update for the game.