On the third day of the new year, we announced that Steam set a new activity record – 27,942,036 people logged in at the same time. Just a week later, the number reached 28,230,853. Last Monday – when the 29 million mark was not broken – we gave up writing about more of this, but last weekend, and especially yesterday afternoon, it happened. The number of concurrent users reached 29.201.174.
It is difficult to find definite reasons for such a trend – it is quite safe to assume that the current situation is the result of several factors. The PC releases of console hits like 2018’s God of War and Monster Hunter: Rise. The fact that PUBG: Battlegrounds switched to the F2P model on January 11th may also have contributed – although this decision was not a direct hit. Otherwise CS:GO and Dota 2 without exception to rule on Valve’s platform.
Especially God of War got off to a great start on PC. For details I refer to the following text.
It’s scary to imagine what numbers will be reached in February and March when the long-awaited hits like Dying Light 2, Elden Ring or Elex 2 debut – especially since the Steam Lunar New Year Sale 2022 is scheduled to start on January 27th. Breaking the 30 million concurrent users mark seems more than certain. Who knows where this train stops.