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Descent testing with players before release

descent testing with players before release on linux mac windows

Descent developers are now testing with players before release on Linux, Mac and Windows. Descendent Studios independent developers of the Kickstarter-backed Descent franchise. Also announced plans to release in 2019. Descendent “went dark” last fall to focus on completing an expanded single-player campaign with funding from Little Orbit.

Rocket League now has 40 million players

rocket league now has 40 million players across linux mac windows

Rocket League has definitely become popular having amassed 40 million players world wide across Linux, Mac and Windows. Still one of the most enjoyable and most played games. Psyonix have released the on multiple platforms and it is still a hit around the world.

Developer Psyonix, have announced a new milestone on Twitter. Which is of course the games new player count.

Steam hits a record 14 million concurrent users peak

steam hits a record 14 million concurrent users peak linux mac pc

While the big winter sale is over, Steam has now surpassed 14 million concurrent users. Hence this #milestone hit early #January7 and topped out at 14,207,039, according to the Steam’s #statistics page. Since it is back to a cool 13 million roughly.

While not a surprise to see many Linux games, Dota 2 is still the most played game with the highest concurrent player count. Hitting a recent peak of 951,942 concurrent players. So that means Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will follow, hitting 675,195 players. Since next likely candidate Grand Theft Auto V rounded off the third place with 116,230.

Top games by concurrent player count

  • 951,942 Dota 2
  • 675,195 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • 116,230 Grand Theft Auto V
  • 70,612 Team Fortress 2
  • 71,280 ARK: Survival Evolved
  • 63,709 Rust
  • 68,020 Garry’s Mod
  • 47,130 Warframe
  • 52,083 Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • 42,492 Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

So it’s worth noting that the majority of the titles outlined have Linux support. Aside from GTA V, Warframe and the yet to be ported Civilization VI.

While stating that concurrent users is not concurrent players. That 14,207,039 number includes users that have Steam running in the background. Either doing other things or away from the PC. I do this a lot, have Steam running all day while doing other things. So these figures are one way to measure Steam’s growth.

So back in 2013, Steam hit 7.5 million concurrent users. While that’s an impressive growth over four years.

While there is no coincidence that January the time when Valve typically hits a user milestones. Seeing it is a few weeks after Christmas and the big Winter Sale. Where more players are sure to have begun using the gaming service.


What are the most played games on Linux in 2016 via Steam

what are the most played games on linux in 2016 for steam?

So 2016 has been a continuing growth of Linux #gaming all around. In celebration of the year coming to a close, we round up the top games on #Steam for #Linux. Hence on a typical day, most of these games are played by slightly less than a million players. Some of these are free while others are not.

Dota 2

dota 2 still the most played games on linux

So by far the most-played game on Steam is Dota 2. This is no surprised. While at times, Dota 2 almost reaches a million concurrent online players. Hence the MOBA, action and strategy game originates back to Warcraft 3 as a modification. While players select from hundreds of heroes, then team up to battle foes in the fantasy landscape. Hence enduring campaigns of cunning, stealth and straight up warfare. The best part, Dota 2 is free to play. Exclusively available on Steam.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

counter strike global offensive cs go the second most popular game for linux

Still a classic first-person shooter Counter-Strike originally launched 14 years ago. While still holding the “world’s #1 online action game. Holding at 500,000 concurrent plyaers, give or take. Hence Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has seen many updates, new maps, characters and weapons, based on the classic game. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available on Steam for $14.99 USD. Bundle pricing is also available.

Team Fortress 2

team fortress 2 still a hugely popular game on linux

Team Fortress 2 the multi-player faster action game is developed by Valve, creators of the Steam client. Team Fortress 2 has seen more than 400 updates in the past six years, and continues to be updated with new game modes, maps, and more. Team Fortress 2 is available on Steam and is free to play.

Garry’s Mod

garrys mod wildly popular game for linux

So Garry’s Mod is a sandbox, multiplayer and rather comical game. Plus it lacks any objectives. While that all depends how you play it, plus the game comes with a ton of add-on’s. So now matter how you want to play, serious, fun or even competitive. Hence the game has a solid history, dating back to 2004 as a modification for Half-Life 2. Garry’s Mod is available on Steam for $8.99 USD.

ARK: Survival Evolved

ark survival evolved still a must play game on linux

ARK: Survival Evolved is a first-person action role playing game. So gameplay will put you through lots of adventure survival and riding dinosaurs. While starting as a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on a mysterious island. Hence you the player, must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops and build shelters to survive. ARK: Survival Evolved is available via Steam (Early Access) for $29.99 USD.

Football Manager 2017

football manager 2017 still a most played game on linux

So, dispite negative reviews, Football Manager 2017 is still widely popular. Allowing players to pick from 2,500 real clubs and take control over their favorite team. So Football Manager 2017 claims to be the most realistic and immersive football management game to date. Gameplay allows the players to control transfers, who plays or sits on the bench. All while you watch the game live through the 3D match engine. Football Manager 2017 is available in the Steam store for $59.99 USD.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V

sid meiers civilization v still one of the most played games on linux

Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game where players build an empire. Hence if you are able to stand the test of time. So become a ruler of the world by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. While the gameplay allows you to play the default maps and scenarios. Players can also create their own or download player-created maps and scenarios. Civilization V is available on Steam for $69.99 USD.


Rocket League now has 19 million players but no Linux or SteamOS support

The Rocket League developer #Psyonix #announced that there are now 19 million players enjoying the game.

In May, the studio announced it had over 15 million players across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Details were also revealed the game pulled in $110 million in revenue as of June 2. Not bad, but we still do not have a Linux and SteamOS release. We do know it is still coming but there were promises back in March, details were announced that such ports would be available by the end of the month, but nothing. So we wait…..

Rocket League was released on Windows PC and PlayStation 4 in July 2015 and was also made available on Xbox One in February 2016.


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