Valve’s digital service shatters yet another record.
Valve’s digital gaming platform Steam hit a new record on December 27th when it logged 8,156,455 million concurrent users online, shattering previous records. Yes, more than 8 million people were online at a specific point, playing games on Steam. A NeoGAF member provided several graphs of the same which showcased the most played games.
Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive were obviously the top two games, together averaging more than 1.2 million concurrent users. This is followed by Team Fortress 2, Football Manager 2015 and The Elder Scrolls Online. It is rather disappointing to note the current user numbers for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which is roughly 4000 users more at its peak than the two years old Black Ops 2.
What’s next for Valve, especially with plans to expand into the living room which seem to have stagnated over the past year? We’ll find out in the coming months but for now, on PC, Steam is stronger than ever.