Massively OP reader Damonvile recently sent us a link to a Medium piece on Steam declaring 2015 the best year for Steam — ever. Sales were up for Valve over the course of the year, peaking in December in spite of the Christmas day snafu. Intriguingly, the data suggest that over the last few months, the release pace of new games overall has slowed considerably and possibly even peaked, a trend we’ve suspected applies to our genre as well.
For MMORPG players, though, Steam isn’t quite the end-all, be-all of gaming. Many of the biggest MMOs — like World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Guild Wars 2 — aren’t available on the service, and those studios that do place their games on Steam are often crowded out by hordes of F2P games or simply use Steam as a hook into their own service and client (something that drives me bonkers!).
How about you? Do you use Steam for MMOs? Do you use it at all?