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Steam now has over 125 million active users – Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Valve #announced today that there are over 125 million active Steam users worldwide, a new record. The Steam #client now has 4500 #games and 400 million pieces of user-generated content. This is an impressive number, and , we can only see it growing even further.

The news was announced in a press release by Valve:

GDC 2015 will mark the 13th anniversary of Valve’s first public announcement of Steam, which has since become the leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux games and software.

In the last year, Steam added new services and features – including In-Home Streaming, Broadcasting, Music, and user created stores – as it grew to over 125 million active accounts worldwide.

Valve is also planning to introduce “a family of new Steam devices” during next week’s GDC 2015 in San Francisco. The new products include Steam Machines with final builds of Steam Controller, new devices for living rooms and most all a new SteamVR system is making its debut.

While the information brings much in the way novelty, Valve has been promoting its Steam Machines for quite a while now. Particular details being announced like the last model of the Steam Controller, and a new VR project named “Steam VR” would be introduced to the public at GDC.

The Steam Controller and it’s various re-design and upgrades are the cause behind the Steam Machines not being released. Some business partners like Alienware, revealed Windows-based models, but so far the “genuine” Steam Machine has been kept behind closed doors. Since Valve seems more prepared to present its “last” form of the controller, which implies that mass roll-out is around the corner.

Developers and publishers who are interested in trying out the new VR hardware can register here.

Valve set to unveil its VR hardware soon, do you think the company will be able to compete with the likes of Sony, Oculus, Razor, and Microsoft in this regard?


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