new post on Steam
takes a "deep data dive" into the performance of new
releases on Steam
. This discusses the changes that took place in 2012 to
enhance game discoverability after Valve launched the Steam Greenlight program
and the 2017 launch of Steam Direct. This brings us to the point were they say
"more new releases than ever are finding success." Word is: "Essentially an
examination of how the growth of Steam affects new titles and what it means for
developers, the post also includes an Appendix detailing how the results were
put together as well as a collection of graphs charting the data." This digs
into the numbers, so they offer the following short version:
Here's a summary of what we found:
- Over the years, there's been a continuous increase in the number of
games achieving success on Steam. We'll dig into this in the first section
- Earnings prospects for most - but not all - games improved in 2019.
We'll dig into this in the second section below.