- Despite a hot start, The Finals player count has dramatically dropped since its release, losing its allure among Steam players.
- The highly destructible environments and unique ideas made The Finals a big hit, but its popularity has waned.
- The future of The Finals is uncertain as the game faces tough competition from new releases, with gamers flocking to other titles like Palworld.
Despite reaching massive numbers during its debut, The Finals player count has dropped dramatically since peaking in December. Days after the free-to-play first-person shooter was shadow dropped at The Game Awards 2023, The Finals was outdoing Call of Duty on Steam. However, it appears as though The Finals has lost some of its allure, as players on Steam have either flocked to other titles in recent weeks or simply walked away.
It’s not just on PC where the class-based shooter has seen success either; The Finals quickly became a big hit on Xbox as well. Set in a sort of gladiatorial game show, The Finals made a name for itself back in the beta phase thanks to its highly destructible environments along with unique ideas for the genre like crowds and commentators. Upon release, The Finals got out to a hot start as one of the most downloaded free-to-play games out there, but a lot has changed since it was released.
The Finals Is Making Changes to One Overpowered Ability
In response to fan complaints, a developer from Embark Studios confirms changes are coming for an overpowered ability in The Finals.
After peaking at 242,619 Steam players on December 10, 2023, The Finals plummeted to just 51,314 players yesterday, according to SteamDB. This represents a nearly 80% drop in roughly a month and a half. That said, these numbers only reflect Steam players and don’t account for console gamers, as The Finals is also available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The Finals Player Count on Steam
What this dip means for the future of The Finals remains to be seen. The developers have continued to support the game with updates and look to add even more content in the future. On top of that, player dips are to be expected after release. That being said, whether Embark Studios anticipated an almost 80% drop in its Steam player base in less than two months is another question entirely. What is concerning for fans of The Finals, however, is that the year ahead looks loaded with new games that might continue to steal the spotlight.
2024 might have the most stacked January for game releases of all time, and February looks to be massive as well. Gamers have already been treated to The Last of Us 2 Remastered, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, and the month’s biggest surprise hit, Palworld.
Despite its controversies, Palworld is absolutely dominating on Steam, reaching record player counts. Palword even overtook Counter-Strike as one of the most-played Steam games of all time. Whether Palworld is attracting former players of the free-to-player shooter is unclear, but it’s safe to say that The Finals isn’t the new shiny thing everyone is talking about anymore.
Framed as a game show, The Finals is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter that also supports melee combat. Embark’s FPS emphasizes destruction along with teamwork.
- December 8, 2023
- Embark Studios
- Embark Studios