‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Breaks Concurrent User Record for VR Game on Steam

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Half-Life: Alyx(2020 )introduced the other day on Steam, which not only symbolizes Valve’s initial dip back right into the Half-Life franchise business from over a decade, but also marks it as their initial full-fledged VR title. You could not be as well stunned to learn that Half-Life: Alyx broke some serious documents on the platform yesterday also.

Update( 11:00 AM ET ): Valve shows up to support these numbers, as presented by Steam’s own video game stats. We’ve transformed the heading and some language in the body to better reflect this self-confidence in official information.

As shown by SteamDB, an independent database which tracks game as well as customer data on Steam, Half-Life: Alyx saw a peak concurrent usership of 42,858 players, virtually putting it head and also shoulders over the competition for top simultaneous users in a VR game on Steam.

Following these statistics, the second location for highest concurrents on Steam was BONEWORKS (2019 ), which saw an optimal of 8,717 gamers right after it was launched late in 2014. The physics-based shooter from Stress Level Zero likewise created over $3 million is revenue in its initial week throughout both Steam as well as Oculus platforms, so while there’s no informing simply how much Half-Life: Alyx has actually made in comparison it appears well-positioned to damage a couple of even more documents in that department also.

At the time of this creating there are supposedly nearly 12,000 running SteamVR now, if VRLG data can be believed. Both VRLG and also SteamDB are currently reporting the exact same concurrent customer varieties of over 8,000 users in Half-Life: Alyx, placing it at a hypothetical 66.6% VR users on the system playing the game.

While lots of video games have their biggest excess of concurrent gamers on launch day, juggernaut multiplayer titles like Dota 2 and also CSGO have actually seen concurrents peak years after initial release, although these are usually exceptions to the regulation. While Half-Life: Alyx is most likely destined to follow the former and not the latter in terms of simultaneous user drop-off, we might very well count it among one of the most vital milestones in Virtual Reality background to day.


Many Thanks to Hrafn Thorisson of Aldin Dynamics and also Anton Hand of Rust LTD. for revealing the news.

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