The most popular PC gaming history game refuses to stop, and brings us to an incredible record of use
Steam has another good reason to celebrate at the end of 2017 - with New record Of about 17.5 million users have been connected to the service in parallel during the past few days, of which nearly seven million playing in different titles online through the platform at the same time.
This is a continuation of the meteoric rise of the game developer Valve, which reached a record of "only" 14 million equivalent users at the beginning of the current year and less than 11 million equivalent users towards the end of 2015 - when these numbers are naturally affected Positive on sales volume in the storeSteam And the revenues received from it for its operators and for the creators of the games on which it is based.
The main reason for the peak use ofSteam It's undoubtedly the festive long weekend in North America, combined with the start of the platform's Fall Operations (or Black Friday, if you will) - but another factor that has certainly made a significant contribution to the huge growth is Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, the modest action game of the state The addictive Battle Royale, which stormed the marketPC Since its launch last March, breaking record popularity since then, even though it is part of the early access program for games that are still incomplete and fully prepared.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, passed DOTA 2 a few months ago and became the title with the highest number of simultaneous players in all Steam, And since then has not stopped for a moment and reached an incredible level of almost three million players at the same time, more than 2 mouths from any other game, including the most successful and popular ever like GTA V and Counter Strike: GO. Add to this general sales that now stand at more than 22 million units, and it is not difficult to understand why many people declare that the growth of service in 2017 could have been much more moderate had it not been for the very existence of the unexpected hit.
Another record that will break Steam At the end of 2017 is the launch of the new games launch - with the expectation of more than 6,500 new games (!!) added during the year, compared to a record of about 5,000 titles in 2016. All of these numbers make it clear that there is still room to continue to strive and expand - Steam Is becoming an unmatched monster in the gaming market, and we hope that you will not exploit this control for bad because of economic interests of one kind or another.