Although the pandemic was a moment of great growth (for obvious reasons) in terms of digital entertainment, it seems that in some areas that growth has not slowed down in the slightest, quite the contrary, as is the case with Steam, which has broken its record for simultaneous players this very week.
With this new historical figure, Valve’s PC gaming platform has reached 30 million simultaneous players connected to its network, as can be seen through the portal Steam DB. Notably this record does not refer to users who are necessarily playing simultaneously, if not, it is only worth having the Steam client open to count in the figures. Even so, they are still absolutely mammoth numbers, and they say a lot about the growth of PC Gaming in recent years.
Steam breaks its all-time record for simultaneous players
One of the main reasons for this sharper growth in the number of users can most likely be attributed to the Steam Deck, Valve’s portable platform that is reaping great success among gamers around the world, greatly expanding the PC gaming market with this new format.
Without a doubt, a lot has happened since the launch of the platform almost 20 years ago, where the main game that supported (and required) the use of Steam was Half-Life 2, and there was not even support for third party games within it. .