How popular is BeamNG.drive?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CrimsonCrocodile, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. CrimsonCrocodile

    CrimsonCrocodile
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    912
    Lately (in the past week or so) I have been seeing heaps of new members join the forums and it just made me wonder... how popular is BeamNG.drive?

    Considering BeamNG only runs on mid/high-end Windows PCs, is an Early-Access game and appeals to a pretty niche market I would have thought it wouldn't be that popular... However, the amount of reviews the game has, the amount of views the game gets on YouTube and it's large community seems to suggest otherwise.

    Does anyone have any statistics on how popular the game actually is?


    Sorry if this post is a little random, but I'm genuinely curious :rolleyes:
     
  2. _Tanco

    _Tanco
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2017
    Messages:
    55
    • Informative Informative x 7
  3. CrimsonCrocodile

    CrimsonCrocodile
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    912
    That graph is really interesting to see, thank you for linking it :)

    I'm surprised how many more players BeamNG has compared to Project Cars 2, as I thought being an AAA game it would have a much larger playerbase. It's good to see 'indie' companies such as BeamNG are competing and winning against all the big boys.

    I am also very suprised how close BeamNG is to Assetto Corsa, at some points it even overtakes it. :eek:

    Glad to see after all these years BeamNG still is an incredibly popular game. :D
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
  4. rocksim

    rocksim
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Messages:
    464
    Interestingly, the game peaks playership at about 3-4 PM Eastern Standard Time. I wonder where the highest concentration of Beam players is, as it cant be in the US because school and 2nd shift factory jobs are just getting out at 3, and farther west it is even earlier.
     
    • Informative Informative x 5
  5. JDMguy05

    JDMguy05
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    53
    Not popular enough. I have only one friend that knows about it, but he only watches videos and knows nothing about the actual game itself.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. TechnicolorDalek

    TechnicolorDalek
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    934
    is it really that shocking? both project carsses were widely panned by players and critics. plus that doesn't speak to the number of people who own/launch it through uplay

    i say, blame austria
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. JDMguy05

    JDMguy05
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    53
    Good point. I'm sure people only brought those because they had the best damage models on console, and we all love some destruction.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. JlnPrssnr

    JlnPrssnr
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Project cars is only on Steam. Are you thinking of The Crew? That's on steam and UPlay.
     
  9. Copunit12

    Copunit12
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2015
    Messages:
    348
    Your forgetting that in the northeast there are a lot of little towns that may only take 15-30mins to get home and my Highschool got out at 2:20pm.
     
  10. 98corolla

    98corolla
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2018
    Messages:
    109
    In my school, there's total of 140ish students on grade 7 and only 3 knows BeamNG
     
  11. Mr.Bot

    Mr.Bot
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    135
    Tbh, idk if this game is popular in my city. I rarely or if not hear anyone talk about BeamNG Drive at my school which holds about 1800+ people
     
  12. henryjhost

    henryjhost
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    504
    I have a few friends that know about it, but the problem is that only one has a pc even remotely powerful enough to play it, and everyone else has consoles, so it isn't really on anyone's radar.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  13. rottenfitzy

    rottenfitzy
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Messages:
    545
    I know of one other person who is aware of Beam, and he doesn’t have it as per the fact that it doesn’t support VR, oddly.
     
  14. CrimsonCrocodile

    CrimsonCrocodile
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    912
    Yea, I've told my friend about BeamNG and he is really interested, the issue is only has a Macbook and is spending what little money he has on his Land Cruiser.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. falcon xr8

    falcon xr8
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    261
    Well its my go to game. i play GTA and sims. But i say 75% is beamng, cars are my life. And when driver less crap is out. games like this will help keep the joy alive.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  16. Danny Werewolf

    Danny Werewolf
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2017
    Messages:
    2,068
    I don't know a lot about vehicles, I don't get out very often...only when necessary because of parents...I don't go to school...I'm weird, so I have absolutely no idea how popular it is here in the forest.

    All I know, is that I play BeamNG out of boredom. Kinda says something when you start making a map out of boredom aswell...
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. JDMguy05

    JDMguy05
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    53
    Where did you get that from? Project Cars was always on console...
     
  18. MrCin

    MrCin
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    241
    My cousin got a gaming PC. He said he downloaded BeamNG because I said it's a good game.
    He says it's boring, so every time I go over to his house I am the only one that gets to play it.
    I don't think anyone at my school has even heard of BeamNG. Fortnut (Fortnite) is taking over them.
     
  19. Brother_Dave

    Brother_Dave
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Messages:
    733
    Id say the boring part comes from it doesnt give the player a purpose. In all other games in similar cathegories youre steered to do certain things. You start a career, a championship, a series of races, drift for points or something. So far that is really lacking. Sure theres awesome time trials and so on to take on, and more to download but you dont need to. You cant compare yourself to others on a best times board for example, meaning such a basic human instinct to compare to others and finding your place just isnt in Beamng yet.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  20. Ihatecheeseguy

    Ihatecheeseguy
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Messages:
    151
    I hope soon that career mode will come out then there will be a surge of new players
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice