It's looking like Starfield has been a huge success for Xbox and Bethesda pretty much across the board. The game boosted Xbox console sales in the UK for the month of September, set a record for new Xbox Game Pass subscribers last month, and it seems to be doing incredibly well at keeping people playing as well.
According to NPD figures, the only game to have more monthly active users on Xbox during September was Fortnite. It's no surprise to see Epic's juggernaut title come out on top of a player engagement list, but Starfield sitting at number two is pretty impressive for a single-player title.
We have more Microsoft-owned entries on this list too, which is also good to see. The newly-acquired Call of Duty franchise breaks the top three with 2022's Modern Warfare 2, while Minecraft also makes a mid-table finish. Interestingly, Xbox Game Pass's Party Animals also sneaks in at number 10.
We'll be interested to see if Starfield can carry a similar sort of momentum into October, and potentially beyond. We'd expect it to drop off a bit due to the game's singe-player nature, but you never know, it's certainly a huge game and one that will keep players engaged for hours and hours!