Valve announced yesterday that it has seen a 30% growth in their active Steam accounts, which is a platform that hosts PC, Mac, and Linux software.
Steam already has more than 3,000 games and software titles for their 65 million account users to access and the company hopes to improve on these numbers.
For the past ten years, Steam has been an important service provider to gamers. On top of this important market, they also added new services and features this year to extend their reach even farther. With the newer Family Sharing, Steam Trading Cards, Early Access and support for Linux titles, they are working to become an even stronger powerhouse in the gaming community.
In January, the company will hold the Steam Developer Days in Seattle, Washington, and begin to release their highly-anticipated Steam Machines.
“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.”
It will be interesting to see how much more steam the platform can gain in the coming years.