Steam is off to a robust begin in 2022 with one more all-time concurrent person document, attaining simply shy of 28 million folks on the platform all on the identical time.
The precise variety of 27,942,036, as recorded by SteamDB, was set on January 2, simply over a month after Steam surpassed 27 million concurrent customers for the primary time ever in late November 2021. Greater than 8.2 million of these folks had been actively gaming, which can also be a substantial leap over the November numbers, though not as a proportion of whole customers: 8.1 million folks had been actively gaming concurrently on April 4, 2020, out of a complete concurrent person depend of 24.5 million.
Apparently, Steam’s continued concurrency progress comes on the backs of video games that are not precisely recent and new. Of the highest ten video games being performed when the document was set, solely two had been launched in 2021:
- CS:GO (2012)
- Dota 2 (2013)
- PUBG (2017)
- Apex Legends (2019)
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (2015)
- Group Fortress 2 (2007)
- Rust (2013)
- New World (2021)
- Ark: Survival Developed (2017)
- Soccer Supervisor 2022 (2021)
Whereas the magic 28 million was simply barely missed, I would not be in any respect stunned to see it hit that mark earlier than lengthy. Steam person numbers have been on an upward trajectory just about without end, however noticed a significant spike in March 2020, pushed primarily by the Covid-19 pandemic. There have been peaks and valleys since however general progress has solely accelerated: Valve kicked off 2021 with a brand new concurrent person document of 25 million, and simply over a month later had blown previous that to 26.4 million.