SteamDB today that Steam had a record 20.3 million concurrent users–6.2 million of whom were actually playing a game via the platform–on Sunday morning.
The independent database operators said this all-time high was “likely due to many people staying at home due to the #coronavirus,” which makes sense, given the ratio of Steam users who simply have the app running to the number of people in-game.
That should result in a direct relationship between the number of people using their PCs and the number of Steam users. Would it be surprising if people staying home because of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic were using their systems?
Not really. Nor is it surprising that more people than ever are playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and other games. They finally have a socially acceptable reason to stay home and play games instead of mucking about.