Steam users are more interested in playing Farming Simulator 22 than Battlefield 2042. That’s according to the latest data from SteamDB, which shows that EA and DICE’s heavily marketed shooter has managed to fall behind Giants Software’s release in today’s peak player counts. Farming Simulator 22 also bested Battlefield 2042 in Steam’s top sellers list for the previous week, outselling other popular titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Farming Simulator has more players than Battlefield. pic.twitter.com/zQKZvvrIbv— SteamDB (@SteamDB) November 28, 2021
“Take on the role of a modern farmer!” reads a description for Farming Simulator 22. “Agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry offer a huge variety of farming activities while you face the challenges of the four seasons, especially when winter sets in. Creatively build your own farm and extend your farming operations with production chains – forming an agricultural empire! Even run your farm together with friends and enjoy crossplatform multiplayer together.”
To be fair, Battlefield 2042 is also available via EA’s own platform, Origin, where a substantial majority of the playerbase presumably resides. DICE released an update for the shooter on November 25 that introduced a number of changes and improvements, such as reduced game crashes and changes to bullet spread.