Only a few weeks after crossing the 27 million simultaneous user mark, Steam sets a new record to start the new year on the right foot. As evidenced by the figures on the platform’s statistics page, nearly 28 million players have connected to their digital game library to spend the first moments of this new year 2022, a number of the most impressive.
For resolutions 2022 more gaming
More specifically, the record now stands at 27,949,458 simultaneous users on the evening of January 2. A number that greatly exceeds the previous peak of 27,384,959 recorded on the afternoon of November 28, 2021 — or over the Thanksgiving weekend, the national holiday period in North America. A record that ultimately did not hold for long but which once again testifies to the incredible hegemony of Valve’s platform over the PC game.
The holiday season is very often synonymous with peak connection for video game services — not only because it comes with time off, but also many promotions and sales. Steam is no exception, and has put together a wide range of sales to celebrate the transition to 2022 — which has no doubt convinced many gamers to spend Sunday in front of their PC.
Confined … but with my Steam Deck
Another factor not to be overlooked: the explosion of contaminations linked to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The health crisis does not seem ready to come to an end, reasoning many people to cancel their party or family reunion plans to confine themselves and avoid further contamination.
Still in the Steam news, we are now only a few weeks away from the release of Steam Deck, Valve’s hybrid console. This first excursion into the dedicated gaming platform market for Valve is slated for February 2022 — at least, for the lucky ones who’ve managed to secure a pre-order. This portable console, also playable on an external monitor, promises almost total compatibility with the Steam game library, all in a bike with monstrous specs.