Valve has just announced today a 30% growth in active accounts during the past 12 months for Steam. This exponential growth of accounts has boosted Valve’s video game distribution service to over 65 million accounts. For those of you who have a dislike for math, that’s nearly 20 million new active accounts in the past year!
Originally built for exclusive Valve games back in 2003, Steam now carries over 3,000 games and software titles from publishers and developers all over the world. Valve has been quite busy with Steam this year as many new features have been announced and some even released, including Steam Trading Cards, Early Access titles, support for Linux titles, Family Sharing, Steam OS, Steam Machines, and the very interesting Steam Controller.
“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.”