50 million in a short time.
Valve has released a trailer for Steam’s Big Picture mode which shows all the cool new features users can enjoy when it launches later today. In the trailer it’s also mentioned that Steam userbase has reached 50 million. As of Jan 2012, the Steam user base was reported to be at 40 million, so this is quite a significant bump.
Check out Big Picture, Steam’s new mode that lets gamers access all of their favorite Steam games on a television. With the press of a button, Steam displays a new full-screen user interface optimized for readability and interaction on TV. Big Picture has been designed to be used with a traditional game controller, while also fully supporting keyboard and mouse input.
You can read our article here, which tells you why this is a pretty big deal for everyone involved.