This. Under the current conditions, what sense would it make to publish their own stats? Wouldn't stop those who question FD's honesty, could be all lies at last."Unbacked" claim? Someone working for FDev made a statement. What's the point of demanding for them telling us anything if the immediate reaction to everything they say is "lies!" any time they do?
One word beyond the fact that the steam client can be easily bypassed. I also question the representation value of steam in general. I for one try to actively avoid games exclusively published on steam and I know I'm not the only one. This makes steam stats pretty
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steam stats are still a good measure for tendencies. far better that your stats anyway.