2017 was an important year for Steam as several adjustments were made with which Valve seeks to offer a better experience to its users. However, there are things that apparently will not change and one of them is the huge number of launches that arrive every day to the platform. In fact, the platform had so many premieres last year that it broke its record of annual releases.
According to SteamSpy, an unofficial platform that keeps track of the data of this platform, during 2017, 7672 titles came to Steam. This means that, on average, on Steam, there were 21 daily game launches. Also, if we take into account the past reports of SteamSpy, this means that just over 40% of the games available on Steam debuted in the last 12 months.
In case you do not know, in 2016 there were 5244 releases on the Valve platform. This means that during 2017, 2427 more games arrived than those that debuted in the previous year. Taking into account this trend, we would not be surprised if in 2018 this record is broken once again.
As you know, the saturation of releases is one of the main reasons why the Valve platform has been criticized in recent years. This is because many believe that this path will cause the platform to be flooded with low-quality releases that in the long term will damage the reputation of the platform.
We take advantage of talking about Steam to tell you that a few days ago it broke a brand of concurrent users. On the other hand, Valve revealed that it is still working on a redesign of the interface of its store and announced the winners of the 2017 Steam Awards.
What do you think about the number of launches that came to Steam in 2017? Do you think that they will have a negative impact on the Valve platform? Tell us in the comments below.
7,672 games were released on Steam in 2017, 21 games per day on average.
I will write my usual analysis a bit later this year, still dealing with the relocation and stuff. https://t.co/4oLZp6tFwo
— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) January 10, 2018