The nifty Steam game stat tracker shows that about 210,000 people are currently playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. That's compared to the distance second place Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which hit a peak at 78,000 or so players today.
210,000 People Are Playing Skyrim On Steam
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With the recent discussion around Red Dead, crunch and work hours in general, it makes sense to touch on work hours for this week's Off Topic.
It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however, Houser said the quote had been misinterpreted, saying such a workload is not required at the studio.