A New Record For Concurrent Users Set By Steam
Even though Epic Games Store is enjoying success with its increasing number of high-profile exclusives. Steam doesn’t seem to be affected by this. Actually, Valve has announced that their storefront was able to set a new record for the highest number of concurrent online users.
This has been seen in the Steam Database independent tracker, which showed that they were able to peak at 18,801,944 concurrent users yesterday. The record that was beaten was 18,537,490 which was set two years ago. This is about a quarter of a million users increase.
.@Steam has broken its record for most concurrently online users that was held for two years. Previous record was 18,537,490 users. It’s still increasing!But there’s about 1 million less players actually in-game (≈5.8mil vs ≈7mil two years ago).https://t.co/D6WDHbz0B4 — Steam Database (@SteamDB) February 2, 2020
However, there was actually a huge plunge in the number of users who are playing in-game. When the previous record was set there had been 7 million users with their games open. With this new record, there were only 5.8 million playing, so we are not sure what the other 13 million users were doing.
With everything that has been said, we’re pretty sure that Steam will still be the go-to platform for PC gamers for more years to come. We have yet to see if the strategies of the Epic Game’s Store and Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription would change anything drastically in the future. Right now, Valve is actually bringing Steam to more platforms with the native support for Chromebooks as well as into mobile with the game Dota Underlords.