ATLAS started hogging headlines late last year, having been pushed back for some additional polish before getting an Early Access release. After it came out, however, people realised that the game wasn't all that.
Coming from the makers of ARK: Survival Evolved, a comparatively accomplished and moderately critically acclaimed survival game, ATLAS turned out to be little more than a shoddily-recreated ARK reskin, with hackers bumbling about unfettered. Now, its player base is dying out.
Shortly after release - but before people started really coming to terms with the game's numerous problems - ATLAS hosted an astonishing over 58 000 concurrent players, though that number has seen a drastic crash since, with the game losing about 90% of its populace over time.
Granted, ATLAS still has about 5000 players playing the game at the time of writing, though the recent fluctuations in player activity certainly seem curiously constant. In any case, this is still a solid enough number of concurrent players, and gives the developers a chance to bring the game up to par.
Given the fact that ARK players are still having trouble with various bugs and assorted issues, however, we might not want to be holding our collective breath about it.