Final Fantasy XIV was released back in 2013 and received rave reviews from critics, becoming the best multiplayer online game according to some publications. It seems that the popularity of the game is not going to subside - recently Final Fantasy broke the Steam record, gathering 47 thousand players at the same time on the gaming platform. Interestingly, the game set the previous record immediately after the release of the last expansion, but this time there were no updates.
The record was set thanks to streamers' broadcasts: in particular, the American streamer Asmongold, who is known as the "King of World of Warcraft streams", decided to play Final Fantasy, which attracted a huge audience of fans. Asmongold himself called this stream "one of the most incredible", collecting more than 210 thousand views. Also, the game was broadcast by streamer CohhCarnage.
As a reminder, the last expansion for Final Fantasy XIV was released in 2019. It is reported that the developers have planned the next one this fall.