Population Zero’s playerbase dwindles into single-digit territory as the devs confirm ‘light’ content for August


It would appear that the fortunes for early access survival MMO Population Zero are not improving whatsoever. In fact, the game’s population as of a current check of Steam Charts sees a single person playing right now, with a 24-hour peak of only two people. Worse yet, the game’s Steam page and official site have not posted any new updates or details since July, when the game made a balancing and performance pass and opened up some Twitch Drops.

So just what is happening with the game right now? A quick peek inside of the game’s official Discord saw a lot of confusion and concern over developer Enplex Games’ lack of public-facing posts, with many speculating that the studio went bankrupt. One response from the devs in early August stated that an alternate mode that adds more time in-between wipes is in the works:

While another response confirms that the month of August in general will be “very light” in terms of content:

Readers will also recall that one of the devs wrote up an early access launch post-mortem, admitting to a number of errors made by the team in the run-up to Population Zero’s Steam Early Access launch. So it’s not quite curtain call for this one just yet, but players may also not be expecting a lot of new updates this month.

sources: Steam Charts and Discord via MMO Fallout

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

I’ve tried playing it recently, but it was such a mess performance wise… Not surprised with this at all.


I hope they throw a party when they reach zero


Unfurl the Mission Accomplished banner.


So – let me get this straight…

the game “population-Zero” is actually at or near population zero, yet they continue to update it…



The name of the game did not portend massive populations on servers.


I won a copy of this in a promo here on MOP, but I’m not sure I’ve even installed it yet. Even playing in singleplayer, the mandatory full wipe every few days just murders my desire to play it. I don’t PVP (ever) so “fair playing field” matters way less to me than “anything I build is a complete waste of time, because mandatory wipe.” :(

Malcolm Swoboda

Oh man that sucks. *checks, sees Early Access* Meh. Thought it was an actual recently released game.

Either they had to be prepared for this and decide to truck on until a true release (where they can hope for steam pops of 100s, 1000s+), or they have to consider F2P.


So the name of the game is pretty reflective of reality is what I hear.