Valve has unveiled Steam’s Best of 2020 “list, and outlines which were 2020’s biggest and most profitable games on the PC store front.
It does not look like since ranks the games in order, but according to the latest statistics, Among Us, Fate 2, and PUBG was among the games with the highest top contemporaries – they all gathered over 200,000 top players – while Rainbow Six Siege, GTA 5, and Monster Hunter World was this year’s most lucrative game on Steam.
As for the biggest new releases in 2020, the platform shows Crusader Kings 3, Flight Simulator and Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord as this year̵
The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 appeared on almost every shortlist, suggesting that it’s one of Steam’s biggest new releases, most played, and of this year’s top sellers as well.
ICYMI, Valve broke its own record for the most contemporary users on the Steam platform just before the holidays, with 24,776,635 simultaneous users. Although unconfirmed, it is speculated that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 and another increase in COVID-19 global cases have seen more people stay home and jump online than usual.
Steam’s upward trend began in January when Chinese nationals began isolating themselves at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. On February 2, Steam’s previous record of 18,537,490 users came – set in January 2018 – was surpassedand broke the existing record with an impressive 300,000 and topped 18,801,944 players. It has been broken several times since, including a weekend in March that saw numbers break 20 million for the first time, and so 22 million just a week later.
As we reported before the holiday, Cyberpunk 2077 is the new most played game on Steam, overtaking such as Dota 2 and CS: GO with over a million simultaneous players, even though it is purely single player.
Not only does this mean that Cyberpunk 2077 surpasses multiplayer giants like Dota 2 and CS: GO, but it also sets a new simultaneous player record on Steam for the most played single player game. As SteamDB showed at the time, Cyberpunk 2077 topped just over 1,000,000 active players on Steam’s head and shoulders above both Terraria, which had the previous record of 490,000 players, and Fallout 4 of 473,000 players.
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