Steam hits its highest-ever concurrent player count; top-seller Cyberpunk 2077 gains ‘Very Positive’ rating


What simply occurred? Steam broke its concurrent consumer file on Sunday when over 27 million particular person accounts have been logged into the platform on the similar time. There have been a number of components that contributed to the achievement, together with the Steam Autumn Sale and Thanksgiving weekend.

SteamDB reviews that Steam broke its concurrent consumer file yesterday at 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM ET when 27,384,959 individuals have been logged in concurrently. And whereas 7.8 million of them have been in-game, that was nonetheless decrease than the file 8.1 million in-game concurrent participant file from March 2020.

The video games with probably the most simultaneous gamers on the time of the file have been CS:GO with 915,791 gamers, Dota 2 with 677,744 gamers, and PUBG on 344,841 gamers. New World, Apex Legends, Group Fortress 2, and Halo Infinite additionally helped push up the concurrent consumer numbers. Cyberpunk 2077, in the meantime, is now the worldwide top-seller and has earned a ‘Very Optimistic’ latest evaluations score, which comes quickly after CD Projekt Crimson President Adam Kiciński mentioned it could turn out to be a “superb sport.”

Thanksgiving weekend at all times sees heavy consumer numbers on Steam. The platform can be in the course of its Autumn Sale—take a look at a number of the greatest offers—which attracts extra individuals than common. Those that managed to seize some new PC {hardware} within the Black Friday gross sales might have been seeking to check their new tools on a number of titles, too.

Steam has damaged its concurrent consumer file a number of occasions for the reason that pandemic started firstly of final 12 months; for comparability, there have been simply over 17 million concurrent customers on Steam in November 2019, 10 million fewer than yesterday. The earlier concurrent file was set in February 2021, when 26.4 million individuals have been logged into the service.

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