It’s no secret that MMOs and other online games are doing better than usual thanks to the pandemic keeping a large portion of the population inside their houses, many folks with more free time than usual. The convergence of COVID-19 response and the Easter holiday seems to have been a boon for several games in particular. This past weekend, my current MMO, the SWG Legends rogue server, broke 1900 concurrent players – it’s nearly doubled in the past two years, by my count. MMO blogger Wilhelm Arcturus likewise noticed a comfortable spike in EVE Online, reaching its best player counts since 2017.
I’m curious about the MMOs you play. Have the devs of your core MMOs noted an uptick in population? Does Steamcharts reflect a surge? Or have you noticed it