Paradoxically, as Steam approval of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to fall, player numbers are exploding.
For the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the latest part of Activision’s shooter series was already able to reach enormous numbers of players on Steam – the approval was still “largely positive”. But yesterday the mood began to change. The points of criticism piled up and the approval of the players sank. The ratings of the Steam users were only “balanced”. The number of players on Steam is now exploding – but approval is still imploding.
CoD: Modern Warfare 2 – Approval continues to drop
Yesterday, 60 percent of Steam user reviews rated Modern Warfare 2 as “positive” – today they are only 57 percent of users with a total of around 22,500 submitted reviews. The general mood is still only “balanced”. The decline in terms of approval for CoD: Modern Warfare seems to have no end.
In contrast, it sounds downright paradoxical that the number of players, on the other hand, continues to rise and rise. Yesterday there was a new all-time high of simultaneous players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Steam. The title had around 247,000 simultaneous players yesterday (via SteamDB). In direct comparison with other Call of Duty games on Steam, no other title comes even remotely close to Modern Warfare 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops also reached an impressive 118,000 simultaneous players at its all-time peak on Steam, but that’s only half of what Modern Warfare 2 is doing right now.
Players and fans don’t seem to mind the criticisms of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The title is bought and played like slices of bread. Modern Warfare 2 is currently number 1 on Steam’s top seller charts. The question remains how long the shooter can stay there or whether players will soon turn away – as soon as the single-player campaign has been completed and the bugged multiplayer has become better acquainted became.