Nevertheless, the record for those actively in a game has actually not been broken yet.

It has had to do with a year considering that the start of the international pandemic, and a lot of people are staying at house playing computer game. We have actually seen Steam’s concurrent gamer count break its own record several times during this stretch, and the record has actually been broken when again.

Industry analyst Piers Harding-Rolls shared the news on Twitter, revealing that more than 26 million Steam users were logged in at the very same time, representing an all-time peak for the service. The number was actually a little bit greater than what is listed in his tweet when we examined it out, so it looks like Steam’s record might grow even larger.

One variable, nevertheless, is how numerous individuals are really actively playing a video game at that time. This record was not broken today, though it inched closer than any time we have actually seen in nearly a year.

It is difficult to state for sure simply why the player record was broken today, as it has actually been a pretty dry duration for brand-new game releases. Staples like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Team Fortress 2 continue to sit high on the charts, with over 1 million people playing CS: GO at the exact same time, in specific.

The last huge spike we saw in December made more sense on paper, as Cyberpunk 2077 had simply released. It still charts in February, however the overall player count has actually fallen substantially as CD Projekt Red continues to work on improving stability and dealing with bugs.