Steam embarks beyond computer games

Posted by Chirag "crashlite" Samtani at 09 August 2012 20:08
Valve, the brainchild of the world's most popular games has made a monumental announcement today concerning Steam. Steam, will now be advertising software items for PC and Mac. According to Valve, The "Software Titles" will be available on Sept 5.

When you think of Steam, and Valve, you'll probably have Dota 2, Counter Strike, Portal, Half Life, or even Left 4 Dead in your mind. These games have captured the attention of gamers making Steam an extremely conventional name. Below is a press release by Valve regarding their expansion:

The Software titles coming to Steam range from creativity to productivity. Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you.

More Software titles will be added in an ongoing fashion following the September 5th launch, and developers will be welcome to submit Software titles via Steam Greenlight.

"The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games," said Mark Richardson at Valve. "They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests."

By proclaiming Steam as a market for non-gaming softwares, Valve has certainly solidified it's interest in expanding Steam to a great height. Let's hope that the expansion brought by Valve culminates as a big hit.

Source: Valve Press Relase