Steam Library Contains 30,000 Games
A number of gaming platforms rose up in 2018. The Discord Store made an aggressive move to pull in new developers. Behind the financial backing of Fortnite, Epic Games opened a store to rival the best platforms around. But to paraphrase a great man, if you come at the king, you best not miss. So far, none have managed to usurp Steam as the go-to platform for PC gaming, and their new milestone proves just that.
Recently, Steam’s library reached 30,000 games. That doesn’t include DLC, videos, or other content, which would push the total to over 50,000. For the sake of comparison, the world’s largest video game collection sold for over $750,000 and contained just over 11,000 titles.
That total pales in comparison to the iOS App Store, which peaked at half a million games in 2016. However, that number has declined in recent years, and the quality of the titles fails to match those on Steam. Additionally, Steam likely doesn’t consider a collection of mobile apps to be legitimate competition to their throne.
Back in December, Steam released their twelve most purchased games. Those titles comprise some of the biggest names in gaming. While Steam offers thousands of indie games, the big hitters continue to keep Steam atop their perch. In 2017, the top 100 games made up more than 50% of the company’s $4.3 billion revenue stream.
Fans of those titles should be excited about their future on the gaming platform, too. It appears that Steam will offer more cross-play capabilities with Xbox One, allowing more gamers to play together. No word yet on whether or not PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch cross-play is in the cards. For now, we can simply marvel at the platform’s success and hope for even greater improvements in the future. All hail the king.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).