Steam Numbers Now

So how are the Steam numbers now? Someone always posts Steam numbers right after Christmas and a huge update, and we're all like, "Woohoo, Elite is doing great!" But what about now?

The question is sincere, as I have no idea. I'm a PS4 player on indefinite hiatus, and considering how dull everything is around here lately, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not alone.

PS - You can't claim Steam numbers matter when they are high and then say they don't matter when they are low. Consider them a statistic sample, like Nielsen ratings in the US.
 
I would have expected this Forum or the Frontier Support site to post statistics for it's own developed games, as opposed to anyone relying upon another third party game site for statistics.
 
PS - You can't claim Steam numbers matter when they are high and then say they don't matter when they are low. Consider them a statistic sample, like Nielsen ratings in the US.
Usually it's the other way around.

Anyway, steamnumbers are great if you consider the game is dead and in maintenance mode. It's almost like the doomsayers have been wrong since 5 years.
 
Anyway, steamnumbers are great if you consider the game is dead and in maintenance mode.
See my post above about dead vs. "sleeping". I just finished Rise of the Tomb Raider (excellent game), a game that is arguably in or even past maintenance mode, yet here I am playing it for the first time and enjoying it greatly. I haven't tried multiplayer yet, but I assume the servers are still online for it. Point being, a game is only dead when the parent company pulls the plug on the servers, like my beloved Paragon.

Still, I do feel ED might be in "nap time" mode, not only due to a lull in new content, but for the simple fact that summer is upon us. I haven't played for more than an a few hours since late March. I even moved ED to my external drive. I yawn at most of the threads being posted lately (you know things are slow when "Let's have sex with the Thargoids" is the most popular topic). I know ED is far from dead, but it does feel sleepy.

I suppose you can say, "Steam numbers are great if you consider Old Duck is bored with the game and the forum." LOL 🤷‍♂️

ps - while ED / Frontier sleeps, the bed bugs ARE biting! :mad:
 
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Still, I do feel ED might be in "nap time" mode, not only due to a lull in new content, but for the simple fact that summer is upon us
The numbers in Steam suggest that at the moment that is not yet the case though (unless you meant it for your personal stance). Numbers may very well drop throughout the year though, with the expected pick ups at update release times. But this has been the usual cyclic nature of Elite concurrency figures since day 1.
 
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Off-line mode? That's a thing?
In Steam it is. I meant steam offline mode, not Elite Dangerous ..... lol We're talking steam numbers and if you play in Steam offline it doesn't register that you're playing the game.

I like to play in offline mode for several reasons, the main one being that I share my steam account with family and only one person can be "online" at a time.
 
See my post above about dead vs. "sleeping". I just finished Rise of the Tomb Raider (excellent game), a game that is arguably in or even past maintenance mode, yet here I am playing it for the first time and enjoying it greatly. I haven't tried multiplayer yet, but I assume the servers are still online for it. Point being, a game is only dead when the parent company pulls the plug on the servers, like my beloved Paragon.

Still, I do feel ED might be in "nap time" mode, not only due to a lull in new content, but for the simple fact that summer is upon us. I haven't played for more than an a few hours since late March. I even moved ED to my external drive. I yawn at most of the threads being posted lately (you know things are slow when "Let's have sex with the Thargoids" is the most popular topic). I know ED is far from dead, but it does feel sleepy.

I suppose you can say, "Steam numbers are great if you consider Old Duck is bored with the game and the forum." LOL 🤷‍♂️

ps - while ED / Frontier sleeps, the bed bugs ARE biting! :mad:
Steam numbers are quite decent currently, but I expect them to continue to decline (with the occasional bump with each minor update) until summer 2020. At that point I suspect PR will start to ramp up about the 'next era' thingy, combined with Steam Sales to get people into the base game as cheap as possible (I expect ED + Horizons for 5-10 quid). The release of 'next era' should result in the highest peak ever for ED, and what happens next depends on whether it is actually any good. :p
 
Steam numbers are quite decent currently, but I expect them to continue to decline (with the occasional bump with each minor update) until summer 2020. At that point I suspect PR will start to ramp up about the 'next era' thingy, combined with Steam Sales to get people into the base game as cheap as possible (I expect ED + Horizons for 5-10 quid). The release of 'next era' should result in the highest peak ever for ED, and what happens next depends on whether it is actually any good. :p
Sounds about right.
 
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