Why are developers nowadays afraid to show the population of their game?

 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
I honestly don't recall the last game I've played that showed the amount of people online.


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Apathy is death
One of the reasons could be is that they are afraid to admit that their game is dying


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Second reason could be to hide from investors the fact that recent update/dlc didn't brought as much people as was expected to the game


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Third reason could just be developer being lazy fuck which doesn't want to implement any kind of monitoring for how much people are online. Also if your game on Steam, Steam tracks it anyway (although it tracks only Steam users).


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Third reason could just be developer being lazy fuck which doesn't want to implement any kind of monitoring for how much people are online. Also if your game on Steam, Steam tracks it anyway (although it tracks only Steam users).

I feel like thats the way to go. The online platform should have this info available on the store page of the game.


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The online platform should have this info available on the store page of the game.
Steam has currently playing count in community hub of game


 
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The online platform should have this info available on the store page of the game.
Steam has currently playing count in community hub of game

gotta say this player count tracker has provided some excellent meme material for the surge 2 vs code vein fight