The city-building simulator Cities: Skylines II from Colossal Order studio was released on October 24, 2023, on PC. An hour after its release, the online game on Steam exceeded 100 thousand people. This happened under the condition that Cities: Skylines II also became available in Game Pass from the day of release. For comparison, the maximum online of the first part of Steam was 60 thousand players.
At the time of writing, the game had 29% positive reviews. According to the complaints, players were dissatisfied with the poor performance of the city-building simulator, which the developers warned about before release.
The game started with 10 FPS in the menu, I have RTX 4090Steam user
The reviews for Cities Skylines 2 have started a nightmare, the main complaint: disgusting optimization. The developers even released a manual on optimal settings to make the game at least a little more playable.
Despite the problems, online in Steam broke through 100k people an hour after release.