Steam Dev Days, Valve’s developer-only conference in Seattle, kicked off yesterday. Though it’s closed for the press, that hasn’t stopped devs tweeting about the behind-the-scenes happenings at the show, including news regarding the platforms current usage stats.
Reading into some tweets coming from those at the show, it seems that Valve has disclosed the current rate of VR adoption on Steam, with one developer tweeting the quote: “We have over 1000 new VR users on Steam every day”.
“We have over 1000 new VR users on Steam every day”#SteamDevDays
— Oshry @ SteamDevDays (@DaveOshry) October 12, 2016
Though we can’t verify the claim from behind closed doors, other tweets have gone some way to corroborating it.
1000 new VR users sounds like an impressive figure given the technology is still in its infancy, but it’s not clear exactly how this has been measured. A VR ‘user’ could simply count as a person launching a VR app within Steam.
Is 1000 users per day at this stage in VR a good achievement? Give us your thoughts in the comments.