An interesting detail here is that Half-Life 2 is, well, old. Released in 2004, it predates many of Steam’s features, including the ability to track data like time spent in a game and concurrent players. The goal they had to beat was 6,882 concurrent players—which they more than doubled—but we can’t actually know how many people played Half-Life 2 in 2004. Were there ever more than 7000 concurrent players before now? Add it to the life stats you get to be eternally curious about.It’s perhaps all the more impressive, then, that a community would get behind a game in such numbers sixteen years after its release. It’s not the only such community effort, either: Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection was recently listed on SteamDB, and is an in-process mod from the same group as did the Half Life 2: Update mod.