The Finals’ Launch Gets Greeted With 200,000+ Concurrent Players

It's evident that fans have been waiting for this one.

Story Highlights

  • The Finals is a promising new free-to-play, arena-based shooter for PC and next-gen consoles.
  • Embark Studio has released a new launch trailer for the first-person shooter, announcing its release.
  • Shortly after coming out, the game has now recorded over 200,000 concurrent players on PC alone.

Don’t take The Finals too lightly—the game is looking super hot right now. During The Game Awards 2023 live stream, Embark Studios came upfront with the launch trailer of its promising new arena-based first-person shooter, with live service mechanics deep-rooted. Now that we’re 12 hours into the title’s release, unofficial tracker website SteamDB shows its player count going past 200,000+ users

The Finals' Player Count on Steam
The Finals’ Player Count on Steam

To be honest, this isn’t all that much of a shocker, considering how The Finals’ open beta was a resounding success that went on to gather even more concurrent players on PC than what we’re seeing right now. Over 7.5 million people tried out the game show-themed shooter across all platforms, holding the project in high regard, with Embark promising to polish the end product even more thanks to player feedback. 

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As for the launch trailer, it’s certainly a flashy showcase of all the chaos that players can expect in the game. I’ll be honest: I gave it a go earlier for an hour or two, and for a free-to-play IP, The Finals holds more potential than the rest of its counterparts that have been alive and kicking in the industry for a while now, namely Valorant, Overwatch 2, and even Apex Legends. 

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And there’s good news for new players trying to connect and go through the match-making process right now as hordes of newcomers try to do the same. Embark is currently trying to push the server cap every hour, so there’s enough room for everyone to fit in. Of course, some form of turbulence is expected, so trek ahead with patience in case it takes a while for you to connect. 

The Finals launched yesterday on December 7, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, during The Game Awards annual ceremony. eXputer reviewed its open beta, with Asad Ahmed remarking, “The Finals has the potential to go toe-to-toe with the kings of the arena-shooter genre, but it has a ways to go until it gets to that level.” 

If you’re looking to get into the free-to-play shooter, knowing how to unlock weapons in-game will come in handy, along with these best controller settings that will let you hone your skills on console to boot. 

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