Categories: News

Steam Sets a New Concurrent Player Record

Following the release of Cyberpunk 2077 earlier this week, it’s not exactly surprising to see that the number of people playing video games at the moment is hitting something of a notable spike. In terms of Steam figures specifically, however, a brand new record of concurrent players has just been set in the last 24-hours with 24,776,635 people confirmed as all playing on the platform, at the same time!

Steam Sets New Concurrent Player Record

We should note that this figure is very different when compared to ‘logged-in’ users. Quite frankly, I’m logged into Steam all day long, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m actually playing anything. What this 22.77m indicates is that, for a brief period, that exact number of people were not only logged into Steam, but that they were also actively playing ‘something’ on the platform.

Even now, on a Sunday morning, 22.2 million people are currently gaming which isn’t far off the record and, overall, suggests that over the coming weeks (and particularly with the Christmas holidays just on the horizon) this figure is likely going to be broken again before the end of the year!

What Do We Think?

As we noted above, the release of Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly a primary factor in what has set this new record. It does, therefore, make you wonder just how higher this could’ve gone if it had exclusively released on the platform. For me personally though, I can’t attest to being one of those players. Yes, I probably was playing Cyberpunk 2077 at the time, but I decided to purchase it off GOG.com.

If you were, however, online with Steam and playing a game at the time, congratulations! – You’re a record-setter!

For more information, you can check out the official Steam database via the link here!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler Review

Despite the growing popularity of AIO liquid coolers, there is still an exceptionally strong market…

13 hours ago

Death Stranding Hits 5M Sales – Not Bad For a Game No One Seemed to Like!

When Death Stranding was originally released on the PS4 in late 2019, although the critical…

14 hours ago

Zotac Unveil 3080 Ti X-Gaming Naraka Bladepoint Edition GPU

When it comes to the more fancy aspect of aesthetically customised graphics card designs, we'll…

14 hours ago

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT to be Announced on July 30th

Despite the lack of any formal confirmation yet, the writing does appear to be categorically…

14 hours ago

Amazon to Accept Bitcoin Before the End of the Year?

With more and more major organisations choosing to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment,…

14 hours ago

AOC Confirms New AGON Peripherals Coming Soon!

To date, AOC has always primarily utilised its AGON branding for its highly popular range…

14 hours ago