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Steam has just surpassed over 33 million concurrent players

It’s been a while since our last report on Steam’s concurrent players, don’t you think? Well, earlier today, Steam set a new record as it surpassed over 33 million players that were simultaneously online.

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As we can see, Steam was really close to also hitting its 34 million goal. A few hours ago, Steam had 73.675 million concurrent players. That’s a huge number. Not only that but it’s also another indication of Steam’s dominance in the PC digital market.

Let’s now take a look at the Most Played games on Steam when the platform hit this goal. The most popular game Counter-Strike 2 with a peak of 1.2 million players. Then we have DOTA 2, followed by PUBG: Battlegrounds. Baldur’s Gate 3, a single-player RPG, is in fourth place with a 24h peak of 287K players. Baldur’s Gate 3 came out in 2023. So yeah, this is another indication of how popular – and successful – this RPG is on PC.

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Another single-player game, GTA5, is in sixth place. GTA5 had a 24h peak of 213K players. And yet, despite those numbers, Rockstar will not bring the next part of the series on PC at launch. As I’ve said multiple times, this was a business decision and nothing more. Take-Two and Rockstar know there is a huge PC audience for GTA. And no, this has nothing to do with Rockstar being unable to develop the PC version alongside its console cousin. That’s complete B-SHT. If other, smaller, studios can do it, so can Rockstar.

But back in the charts. In seventh place, we find Rust, followed by Team Fortress 2 and Apex Legends. And in tenth place, we find Call of Duty. This COD entry includes MW3, MW2 and Warzone. THE FINALS, another game that came out recently, is in thirteenth place. And we can also find Football Manager 2024 in fifteenth place.

And there you have it. Now let’s see how long it will take for Steam to surpass 34 million concurrent players!