- Now that 2021 has already come to an end, we thought of mentioning the most popular and viewed game on Twitch in the past year. Yes, the name of the game is Grand Theft Auto V. It was launched not one, not two, not even three, but eight years ago, but still, it has achieved this feat and it is not a mean feat to achieve. We are sure the developers had to put in a lot of hard work to make this happen.
- If you want to know more about what we have touched upon above about Grand Theft Auto V, you need to read this blog post till the end.
- In this post, we will be covering the news that spread like wildfire and that is the fact that GTA V has been crowned as the most popular and viewed game on Twitch in the past year, i.e. 2021.
Twitch’s Most Popular and Viewed Game of 2021
- Grand Theft Auto V has become the most viewed game on Twitch in 2021 even after having been released in the last console generation. As per the 2021 Twitch review by Stream Element, the number of hours of gameplay watched for Grand Theft Auto V was 2.1 billion hours. Everyone is having a hard time believing this, especially when newly launched games have also created ripples in the gaming industry.
- Among the most watched games of 2021, mention must be made of Just Chatting which has more views than Grand Theft Auto V. The number of hours that gamers spent watching Just Chatting was 3.1 billion hours. Among the most watched games of 2021, mention must also be made of Fortnite, which comes after Grand Theft Auto V on the list of the most viewed games of 2021. The number of hours people spent watching Fortnite stands at 1.8 billion hours.
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- GTA Auto V actually came out in September 2013 for PS4 and Xbox One, also considered the last-generation consoles. The developers, Rockstar never acts minor as far as updating the online mode of the game is concerned. By the way, let’s tell you something and that is Grand Theft Auto V has recently received new story missions along with expansion as far as the radio stations are concerned. Mention must also be made of the exciting new updates such as the Tuners. Why are Tuners special? They bring the players together especially for events like car meets.
- You may ask, “How is Grand Theft Auto V still creating waves on the live-streaming platform online?” Well, the answer lies in its growing role-playing community. You can even see famous streamers such as xQc on dedicated servers such as NoPixel. Streamers play the roles of cops or doctors to make the game more interesting. Johnny Silverhand of Cyberpunk 2077 was also introduced in the recent server update.
- Grand Theft Auto V online is the most viewed game on Twitch in 2021 because players can’t seem to get enough of it. Although Twitch does not differentiate between GTA Auto V and GTA Auto V online, the online mode is undoubtedly the most popular as far as viewers’ engagement rate is concerned. The game has been designed keeping spontaneity in mind and that’s what seems to attract so many people.
- Although Grand Theft Auto V is the most viewed game on Twitch in 2021, it has not all been a bed of roses for it. Why? Firstly, GTA: The Trilogy: Definitive Edition did not garner enough positive reviews. Secondly, the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S of GTA: The Trilogy: Definitive Edition saw a delay. Finally, GTA 6 seems to be miles away from us. But, the roadblocks do not allow us to steal the thunder from Grand Theft Auto V which has just been crowned the most popular and most viewed game on Twitch in 2021
- There you go. Those were all the details on Grand Theft Auto V being declared the most viewed game on Twitch in 2021. As 2022 has already started, we can expect the New Year too to be a great year for game fans and the gaming industry in general. Only time will tell if GTA V continues to be the most viewed game even for 2022 as well.