Who said PC video gaming was dead or is dying? Overall concurrent users on Steam just flew previous 26.4 million in the last 24 hours, breaking the digital platform’s previous record for the 3rd consecutive month. A worldwide pandemic and lockdowns have actually clearly worked in favour of the greatest online distributor of PC games.

To show how huge a gain Steam experienced, consider this. As PCGamer helpfully kept in mind, it took two entire years for Steam to receive from a record of 18.5 million concurrent users (in 2018) to 18.8 million in February 2020.

That being stated, the leading video games and genres on Steam have not altered that much. The games on Steam with the most gamers today are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PUBG, Rust, and Peak Legends – not precisely unexpected or ground-breaking.

However if you’re betting that Steam’s efficient monopoly of the PC gaming market will end soon, think once again. Impressive Games Store stated that its concurrent player count peaked at 13 million in 2020. That may be a respectable number, considered that Impressive is still young, however it’s barely an indication that it’s cutting into Steam’s customer base – particularly since Steam’s numbers keep growing at an impressive rate.

Some argue that this is horrible for PC gamers all over since Steam’s enduring dominance indicates it can dictate prices for games, making them higher than needed. Indeed, Steam’s platform owner and operator Worth is facing a lawsuit over that extremely complaint.