It turns out Steam's 2017 releases may not be as addicting as one might hope. A new report from GitHyp reveals that Steam's top 10 most-played games for the year were all released before 2017 even began. That is, except for one title: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
GitHyp regularly tracks Steam's most-played games, calculating how many players hop online per day, when playercount peaks, and how many players are currently online, among other values. And according to GitHyp's statistics, PUBG ranks in first place with over three million players. No other games from 2017 can be found on the top 10 list, and it's not until 12th place that another game from this year emerges—Divinity: Original Sin 2.
Listed below are the top 10 games for 2017, along with the approximate playercount tallied for each.
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ~3 million players
- Dota 2 ~1 million players
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ~800,000 players
- Payday 2 ~250,000 players
- Grand Theft Auto V ~170,000 players
- H1Z1 ~150,000 players
- Warframe ~120,000 players
- ARK: Survival Evolved ~1000,000 players
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege ~100,000 players
- Path of Exile ~100,000 players
Last year was great for gaming overall, and as the second Steam Awards reveals, games like Cuphead and Sonic Mania certainly proved PC gaming has plenty of great hits to look forward to during even a slower year. But as far as Steam games go, sometimes great titles from the past few years are just hard to beat.