Continuing our monthly look over the data dumps provided by ProtonDB, the unofficial reports website for tracking how well Steam Play games run, here's the July 2019 instalment.
July was a pretty quiet month right up until the end, with Proton 4.11-1 being released. Hopefully bringing on more compatibility, although we won't really see that until next time due to the release date. It was a pretty exciting release though, with some working being done to help anti-cheat systems. Valve also updated the whitelist as well.
This time, let's start by going over the overall stats on ProtonDB for all titles. Going by their data, there's currently:
- 1,082 - Platinum
- 1,138 - Gold
- 733 - Silver
- 397 - Bronze
- 482 - Borked (Broken)
Now a quick look at how many reports in total have been going into ProtonDB monthly as far back as the data goes:
Still getting thousands of reports, a healthy amount although nothing close to the first two months where there was a bit of a scramble as people went to report all kinds of games. Now it's more focused, with people going back and re-testing their favourites and some new releases as they come.
The more interesting measure, is the type of reports we're seeing coming in. With the majority of them continuing to be at Platinum which is impressive:
Next up, we have a list of games that have been getting the most reports. This list is basically an interesting look into what are perhaps the most popular Steam Play games and many entries aren't exactly surprising, with several titles constantly there like Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Path of Exile and it's going to take some really big releases to knock some of them off:
|Name||Number of reports|
|Grand Theft Auto V||49|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||35|
|MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD||27|
|Path of Exile||26|
|Kingdom Come: Deliverance||25|
|The Elder Scrolls Online||16|
|Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice||15|
|Risk of Rain 2||15|
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the notable new title popping up there with 23 reports, as it was released on July 25th with a lot of excitement.
Going into the deep end, what games saw a lot of Platinum reports across July? Not only is this another interesting way to see what's popular, it's also a good way to find some safe games to try out with Steam Play.
|Name||Number of platinum reports|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||29|
|Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night||13|
|Risk of Rain 2||12|
|Path of Exile||11|
|The Elder Scrolls Online||11|
|Wolfenstein: The New Order||11|
|Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus||11|
|Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice||11|
|Deep Rock Galactic||11|
|Grand Theft Auto V||10|
As for games that only started getting reports on ProtonDB during July, here's the top ten based on the number of reports being at a Platinum level.
|Break the G̵amè̢̢͘||5|
|Love is Dead||4|
|Hot Shot Burn||3|
|Totally Reliable Delivery Service Beta||3|
A breakdown of reports by Linux distribution used:
Finally, a little insight into the CPU/GPU being used from the reports:
For those interested, the public data is stored here on GitHub. See you next month for another quick look.
We're also closing in on the first year since Steam Play released—crazy! We'll have something to say about that on the day.