Valve announces a milestone for Steam
, saying their online service now boasts
65 million accounts after a 30% growth spurt over the past 12
Valve today announced 30% growth in active accounts during the
trailing 12 months on Steam, a leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software.
Now offering over 3,000 games and software titles to over 65 million accounts,
2013 also marked Steam's 10 year anniversary of providing services to gamers.
Expanding upon that history, Steam gamers saw the introduction of several new
service features during the year, including Family Sharing, Steam Trading Cards,
Early Access, and support for Linux titles.
Looking ahead to 2014, Valve looks to expand Steam's services and offerings to
gamers and developers by holding the Steam Developer Days in Seattle, WA this
January and rolling out the recently announced Steam Machines with a variety of
hardware partners later in the year.
"The main goal of Steam has always been to increase the quality of the user's
experience by reducing the distance between content creators and their
audience," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "As the platform
grows, our job is to adapt to the changing needs of both the development and
user communities. In the coming year, we plan to make perhaps our most
significant collaborations with both communities through the Steam Dev Days and
the Steam Machines beta."