Record-breaking Cyberpunk 2077 was shortlisted on practically every list

Valve has exposed Steam’s “Finest of 2020” list, outlining which were 2020’s most significant and most profitable video games on its PC storefront.

In regards to the greatest brand-new releases of 2020, the platform notes Crusader Kings 3, Flight Simulator and Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord as the year’s most significant launchings.

The highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 appeared on practically all the shortlists, intimating it’s one of Steam’s most significant new releases, many played, and of the year’s leading sellers, too.

ICYMI, Valve smashed its own record for the most concurrent users on its Steam platform just prior to the vacations, clocking up 24,776,635 simultaneous users. Though not verified, it’s hypothesized that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 and another rise in COVID-19 global cases has actually seen more people stay house and dive online than usual.

Steam’s upward trend began in January when Chinese nationals started to self-isolate at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. On February 2, Steam’s previous record of 18,537,490 users – embeded in January 2018 – was surpassed, smashing the existing record by an outstanding 300,000 to peak at 18,801,944 gamers. It’s gone on to be broken a number of times given that, consisting of a weekend in March which saw numbers breach 20 million for the very first time, and after that 22 million simply a week later.

As we reported prior to the holidays, Cyberpunk 2077 is the new most-played game on Steam, surpassing the likes of Dota 2 and CS: GO with over one million concurrent players, even though it’s simply single-player.

Not only does this mean that Cyberpunk 2077 surpasses multiplayer giants like Dota 2 and CS: GO, but it’s also set another concurrent player record on Steam for the most-played single-player video game. As SteamDB revealed at the time, Cyberpunk 2077 peaking at just over 1,000,000 active gamers on Steam puts it head and shoulders above both Terraria, which held the previous record at 490,000 players, and Fallout 4 at 473,000 gamers.