Due to the novel coronavirus pneumonia, the demand for games has increased rapidly. The total number of live hours related to games has increased by nearly 50% in 1 months, and the monthly sales of digital games have also hit a new high. The digital game platform “steam” launched by valve on September 12, 2003, benefited from the epidemic from February to March 2020, which increased the number of users. By February 2021, it was even more overwhelming, setting a new record of 26 million people online at the same time.
Game industry analyst piers Harding rolls said on twitter that steam had more than 26 million users online at the same time, and the number came to 26.299026 on February 7.
It’s hard to find a specific reason to explain why the number of people online at the same time has soared, but it’s certainly related to the continuous release of high-profile works, and many works have super popularity, such as CS: go, dota2, Grand Theft Auto V, Jedi Fortress 2 and other popular games have a large number of players, while CS: go still has more than one million players.
Cyberpunk 2077, released in December 2020, has also made significant contributions to the number of users, but it has been criticized by many players because of frequent bugs. However, these bugs mainly appear in the PS4 version and xboxone version, making the PC version more attractive to players.
In addition, it can automatically install voice, game streaming, social media and other functions of steam, and automatically manage the rights of users in the cloud. Villefort also cooperated with perfect world, a Chinese game company, to launch a Chinese exclusive steam “steam platform”, which will be tested on February 9.