The previous record lasted two years.
According to SteamDB, the Steam platform has just broken its record for the number of users simultaneously using the service. New record – 18,801,944 people. The previous record – 18 537 490 users – was set on January 14, 2018, that is, it lasted two years.
Interestingly, the number of users who were actually in a game at that moment was noticeably less than two years ago: about 5.8 million versus about 7 million. The graph shows the number of online users in blue, the number of users actually in red in Game.