Steam Rings in the New Year With 25 Million Concurrent Users
Digital video gaming shop Steam shatters its previous concurrent user record one day into 2021.
For the very first time ever, Steam has actually crossed 25 million concurrent users.
At the time of this writing, SteamDB captured a 24-hour peak count of 25,415,080 gamers on Saturday, topping a previous record of 24 million players who were online just a couple of weeks ago, PCGamesN reports.
People are still staying at house, as they did when the COVID-19 lockdowns started. In March 2020, for instance, SteamDB reported a record-breaking number of concurrent users for three weeks running. Though vaccines are slowly presenting, hanging out indoors and getting some video gaming in is still one of the best ways to keep safe. Titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have attracted a million players all their own, while reliable classics like Grand Theft Automobile V and Dota 2 are keeping players busy too.
This latest player count record is likewise likely due to the Steam Winter Sale, which runs through Jan. 5 and includes deep discount rates on games like Hades, Horizon Zero Dawn: Total Edition, Phasmophobia, Red Dead Redemption II, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
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