2021 started well for Valve. The number of concurrent players on the Steam platform, according to SteamDB, peaked at 25,418,674, a new record for it. Of course, not all of the users at that moment played video games, and there are “only” 7.4 million of them. But even this number is huge.
Achieving such a record is probably due to a combination of cold weather in most countries, restrictions caused by the pandemic, and the release of the winter hit Cyberpunk 2077.
It is worth noting that the growth was observed earlier, all 12 months, with the start of measures after the coronavirus spread. However, such numbers have not been seen before.