2020 has taught us in the most brutal way that it is remembered that fashions are called that because they come and go. And 2021 does not seem to intend to change that definition. One day was Fall Guys. The next was Among Us, and now the baton has been taken over by Rust to the detriment of each other.
Among Us peaked between August and September with figures that reached almost 500,000 players on Steam and 700,000 viewers on Twitch. On average, however, it has gone from having about 176,000 players on PC to just 50,000.
Of the 12,000 streamers who chose the game as bait for their audience, just over 2,000 remain, and, as usual, the broadcast platform seems to be the best thermometer to take the temperature of the game’s health.
They are still scandalous numbers that millions of developers worldwide would sign without hesitation, but also an apparent downward curve that is very difficult to turn around. And to show another example, that of a Fall Guys that has moved from about 150,000 viewers to just 6,000 during the last month.
The burning nail that now Among Us gripping is is the arrival of its new map and the sum of users that, we hope, will alleviate the bleeding a bit with the Switch edition or its landing on Game Pass, but it seems one of those cases in those with little room for maneuver. We’ll see if they can get any genius out of the hat.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.