ProtonDB, the rather nice ratings website where you can go and give your thoughts on games played through Steam Play put out another data dump, here's a look inside. This is following on from our first peek into it last month.
The latest data dump is available here, which shows a total of 32,716 reports although that does include around 30 reports from March too. A very active system, good to see!
Like last time, here's how many reports have been going in overall:
What's especially interesting to see, is that even with a new Proton beta 3.16-7 which was released mid-February we're still seeing less reports coming in overall. However, the drop is nowhere near as drastic as between December and January.
As seen there, February had 2,921 total reports and here's a breakdown of what ratings we saw coming in:
Onto the games that people have been reporting recently, here's what ended up with the most submitted ratings:
For the second month running both Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3 take the top two spots for the most reports which isn't surprising considering how popular they are amongst gamers overall.
Sticking with actual games for a moment, here's something we didn't look at last month. A peek into what games were getting the most Platinum reports. As in, titles that should be "click and play" without needing anything done:
The interesting one there is of course Metro Exodus, practically all of the reports on it give it a Platinum rating. Crazy really, another massive AAA game working from day-1 on Linux thanks to Steam Play. When we see things like this, it really does help to show that Linux gaming really can be awesome.
Onto operating systems, here's a look at the different Linux distributions being used:
A note about "Other": lots of the reports don't include a specific distribution name. Where we're unable to properly identify them, we bundle them together. This can be caused by multiple things, so hopefully in future ProtonDB can make this clearer in their data dumps.
As for what GPU vendor is most popular, no guessing needed here as it continues to be ridiculously clear:
And again the same with the CPU vendor:
Through these reports, it seems most people have been sticking to Proton 3.16-6 with it having 1,086 submissions and the newer Proton 3.16-7 beta close behind at 958 reports.
It's interesting to see that a lot of it lines up reasonably well with our own user-given statistics, which you can find here. Looking at our own stats, from 550 people only 35 have said they won't be using Steam Play.
Hopefully some of you find this little peek interesting.