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Valve’s gaming platform sees 30 per cent growth in last year

Steam hits 65m registered accounts

Valve has announced that Steam now has 65m active accounts.

In the past twelve months the gaming platform has seen a 30 per cent growth in accounts.

This is partly due to the new features Steam has introduced in the last year – these include family sharing, trading cards, early access and, perhaps most importantly, support for Linux games.

"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."

The platform is now ten years old and offers over 3,000 games. 

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