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We do love our Half-Life, don’t we?

The 25th anniversary update of Half-Life hit Steam yesterday with some significant upgrades (and a limited-time free download!).

Unofficial player count tracker SteamDB showed more than 31,000 concurrent players at one point this morning. That peak is about twice as high as the highest one in the graph below. Guess I’m not the only one eager to take up Gordon Freeman’s crowbar again.

A graph showing very small peaks over a decade with a couple of higher outliers, then a higher peak at the end, of around 15,000 players.
Note: This graph’s data ands on November 6th — the post-release peak is twice as high.
Graph: SteamDB / Screenshot: The Verge