Leading online games services and platforms are seeing a surge of activity, likely due to people self-isolating or being quarantined to stem the tide of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
SteamDB, which tracks usage of Valve's marketplace, reports there was a record number of concurrent online users over the weekend. More than 20.3 million people were using the service yesterday.
Of these, 6.2 million were playing games at the time. PC Gamer notes that this is almost a million less than the number of concurrent users in-game on New Year's Day 2018.
One of the titles to benefit most from the flood of people playing online was Valve's own title Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which achieved a record number of concurrent players, according to Eurogamer.