Coronavirus means everyone is staying in to play videogames
This weekend saw games platform Steam break all known records during the coronavirus crisis, as people stay in and get their game on.
The platform recorded more than 19 million users as of Saturday morning, breaking records for the video game service.
Unsurprisingly, the record number of users also meant that Steam’s games saw records broken.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (aka CS:GO) peaked at more than 1 million players, while DOTA 2 hit near 700,000.
It’s a tad unsurprising, considering how many people around the globe are practicing a high level of caution in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. But avoiding public gatherings certainly leaves a lot of time to play videogames.
In a world where Hollywood has been hit hard by Covid-19, and film productions have been pushed back and/or cancelled, it’s good to know that we have one last bastion of entertainment: video games.