Are Steam's global achievement statistics out of all owners or only those who have launched the game? The latter would make more sense, but Universe Sandbox has an achievement awarded upon first starting the game and this, at the time of posting, is only owned by 90.9% of players. While this may seem like it answers my question, it's very possible some other funky stuff may happen with Steam not counting it for users.

Is there any official source or concrete evidence that states what the global achievement statistics are counted out of?

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    That this question can not be answered is not true @thinlyveiledquestionmark, somebody could go away and source and official stance from somewhere. Kinda what he asked for in bold. Admittedly the answer could however be "No". – D3L Jul 7 '14 at 7:00
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    If there's currently no answer, but one appears in the future while this is closed, people won't be able to post the answer. I don't see any benefit to closing it. And the close reason that's being voted on really doesn't fit this. This has to do with Steam, not game development. – Keavon Jul 7 '14 at 7:59
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    This includes speculative questions about developer intent This is the relevant part of the close reason, the only people who can answer you for certain are the people who can access the code. All we can do is speculate if it does or does not count people who never installed the game. (and that universe sandbox achievement is given on launching the game IIRC, so it'll be people who installed the game or people who own the game, and not people who launched the game.) – Arperum Jul 7 '14 at 8:23
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    @thinlyveiledquestionmark That's my point, A reference if it exists would be concrete enough, there is no need for a Steam dev to turn up to answer this. The internet is full of answers, some even official ;) just have to source them (source, valve, steam, hah, pun time). I think locking this question is over zealous, but this discussion is becoming meta now, so let's let it slide. – D3L Jul 8 '14 at 2:52
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    @D3L The strawman you're arguing against doesn't help your case. Questions that require knowledge from developers in order to answer are off-topic, irregardless of whether or not they're answerable. There's a ton of discussion about it on Meta; I suggest you read that before criticizing our policies. – Frank Jul 11 '14 at 14:59

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