Steam reaches 14 million concurrent users for the first time in its 13 year existence
by
Raymond Bakker
Sunday January 8th 2017 - 14:05 GMT
Steam reaches 14 million concurrent users for the first time in its 13 year existence
by
Raymond Bakker
Sunday 8 January 2017 - 14:05 GMT

The popular game distribution and DRM platform Steam has hit 14 million concurrent users for the first time in its 13 year existence.


The first version of Steam was released in September of 2003 as a tool for Valve to more efficiently roll out updates for its shooter game Counter-Strike.
Since the original release more than 13 years ago, the platform has continued to grow and currently has more than 100 million registered users and over 6500 games available in its store.

The most popular games played when Steam hit the 14 million concurrent user milestone were Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Grand Theft Auto V and Team Fortress 2.

The concurrent user statistics are publicly available on special Steam Store page that not only shows the number of users, but also the most popular games by player count.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia, covering the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality, IT news and legal news. He has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

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