Steam has more users than ever, despite Epic Games Store exclusives

It shouldn't be surprising to hear that Steam has a lot of users.

Steam sets a new record for peak players. After a gap of 2 long years, Steam has finally managed to break that record, with a whopping 18,801,252 concurrent user count. Today we're learning that Steam recently broke a record for its number of concurrent users, suggesting that the app's user base is still growing. All we do know is that there are definitely more users, even if they weren't actually playing a game.

Strangely though, of all those millions of Steam users online today there were actually fewer players in-game than there were last January.

Having almost 19 million users signed into Steam is quite the achievement, but keep in mind that this isn't the count of people who were actually i- game.

So: what, exactly, were those 18.8m PC players doing at the time the numbers peaked? Without disaggregated stats that allow us to really interrogate the data sets, we can only guess, but the biggest games on the PC platform right now are reportedly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Monster Hunter: World.

It could also be sour news for would-be competitors like Epic Games.

Steam might have been around for an awfully long time, but that doesn't mean it isn't continuing to grow.