Gamespot is reporting Steam hit a new concurrent record over the weekend. A quick peek at Steam’s stats page shows 10,761,566 people were simultaneously logged into Steam yesterday afternoon. And more than 10% of them were playing Valve games.
Of the 9 million people logged into Steam right now, more than 1.5 million of them are playing Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2.
And to think some people said PC gaming was doomed a just a few short years ago.
I was one of those 10.7 million yesterday. A free to play weekend of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare revealed what a fantastic game I had been missing out on. A quick sale of an H1Z1 Mercenary crate and I added another game to my 100+ strong Steam catalog.
The number of concurrent Steam users has been steadily growing this year. In May, 9.5 million logged in at the same time. One month later and that number had eclipsed 10 million. Today, 11 million is quickly approaching.
What top Steam games are you playing?
A big chunk of Steam users play Dota 2 and CS: GO, but there are decent populations to be found in dozens of games. The top 99 games on Steam almost always have at least 2,000 people playing them at any given time.
And there’s something for everybody. From Football Manager 2015 and Euro Truck Simulator 2 to Rocket League, The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Whether you like indie, AAA or niche titles – Steam (and PC gaming) offers insane variety.
Here’s what I’ve been playing lately along with the total time spent playing.
H1Z1 – 349 hours and counting. If time spent translated to game of the year, H1Z1 would be mine. H1Z1 has it’s share of problems, but it’s a blast to play with friends.
Rocket League – 47 hours. Barely a day goes by that a few matches of Rocket League don’t get played. Rocket League is pure fun. If you don’t own Rocket League already, change that.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 46 hours. My shooter time is usually spent on consoles, but I recently started playing CS:GO. I’m not the best by no means, but I can hold my own now.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – 3.3 hours. Yep that’s about to get a lot higher. I didn’t think first-person Medieval combat was something I ever wanted. I was wrong.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 27 hours. I blame H1Z1 for Geralt not getting my full attention. I need to hurry up and finish this before Fallout 4 hits.
Those are the games I have fired up over the past two weeks. Which of Steam’s top games have you played recently?