Steam broke a new record of 24.8 million simultaneous users. For the sixth time so far in 2020, The company broke its own record for the largest number of simultaneous people on the platform, now reaching 24.8 million.
With the emergence of the pandemic earlier this year and millions of people locked in their homes, Steam saw an unprecedented number of simultaneous users. So far, the record number of simultaneous players seen on the platform was 22 million users.
Steam broke a new record with 24.8 million simulataneous users
However, according to SteamDB, Valve’s platform reached a new record, with 24,804,148 simultaneous users yesterday.
Although it is only speculation, it is believed that the combination of cold weather in many parts of the world, the lack of pandemic activity, and the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, as well as the continued growth of other games such as CS: GO, resulted in this increase in numbers.
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By January 2018, with the PUBG, Steam had reached an impressive 18.5 million simultaneous users. However, since the beginning of the pandemic, more precisely last year, a new record of 18.8 was set, and from there the numbers have not stopped growing.