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Grand Theft Auto 5 sets a user record on Steam

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Grand Theft Auto 5 appears to have been worth the wait for PC gamers.

Not even two days after the game's long-anticipated Windows PC launch, the number of concurrent users playing Grand Theft Auto 5 on Steam peaked at 301,246.

That still falls short of Dota 2, which saw 1 million concurrent users back in February, and whose peak today is 777,070 users. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive also had 432,298 concurrents today. But Grand Theft Auto 5's figure would be a record for any game not published by Valve, reports

The old mark was held by The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, which peaked around 280,000 concurrent users shortly after its launch in 2011.

Grand Theft Auto 5 launched Tuesday on Windows PC after several delays stretching back to last fall. It includes a robust video editor that PC gamers already are putting to good use. And bad use.

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