GTA V was the most popular game on Twitch in 2021 despite its age


A promotional image from GTA V showing Jimmy De Santa knocking down his sister Tracey.

Get out of here, can’t you see I’m dominating Twitch right now!
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How Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto V, a game released at the start of the last generation of consoles, does it still attract so many eyes? It has become as ubiquitous as that of Bethesda Softworks Skyrim, with Stream Element’s End of year Twitch review reporting that viewers watched 2.1 billion hours of gameplay. It’s wild, despite the newly released content.

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The only thing that has been seen more than GTA V on the streaming platform falls into the casual Just Chatting category, where people have watched 3.1 billion hours of people pulling shit. Just after GTA V is League of Legends with 1.8 billion hours of viewing, followed by people who watched a billion hours of Fortnite. The full list can be seen in the image below.

A table describing the most watched categories of Twitch in 2021.

What makes this statistic about GTA VThe longevity of s is so wild as the specifics: it was released in September 2013 for the latest generation of consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and was there for the previous generation (PS3 and Xbox 360). This game has legs! You can tell how often Rockstar updates the In line mode, which just received a new batch of story missions and an expansion of its radio stations. Some updates, like tuners, insist on getting together with other players for things like car encounters. More … than GTA Online, however, what really makes the game run on the live streaming platform in particular is its prosperity. role play community. There are dedicated servers like the exclusive NoPixel one where popular streamers like xQc live out their fantasies as a cop, doctor, or other random characters. the last server update introduced this year Cyberpunk 2077is Johnny Silverhand.

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Yeah, GTA V is pretty darn old, but it’s understandable why so many people are logging in to watch it. Although Twitch does not demarcate between GTA V and GTA Online, it is obvious from see category that people are absolutely in love with the online part. There is so much gameplay emerging in GTA Online that no mission will unfold in the same way between people. While the story mode is linear in the flow of events, the spontaneity of the game’s design is probably what brings people back to GTA V and In line.

Although he is heavily watched on Twitch, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series also saw some bumps in the road this year. There were some positives, like The contract story content, but GTA The Trilogy: Definitive Edition was a sloppy outing, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S ports have been delayed, and there is still no word on GTA 6.

At least Lamar is still here roasting Franklin in GTA Online. Its good.


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