Valve removes video part from Steam retailer
Do you bear in mind when Valve launched the video part of Steam to host streaming movies? Yeah, me both, however it has been round for a number of years now with an ever-growing library of blockbuster releases. As a substitute of getting digital copies for customers to obtain and think about by means of the Steam consumer, customers mainly rented out streaming hyperlinks that may redirect you to a low-res model of the movie that you might watch whereas logged into Steam. It was fairly crappy, all issues thought-about, however was possible a placeholder till Valve might work out what to do with the function.
In an effort to wash up the storefront (ha!), Valve has determined it was excessive time it retired the video part of the Steam storefront. In a publish on the Steam boards, Valve writes, “For the previous few years, we have now labored on increasing Steam past video games and software program by constructing a video platform that helps paid and free video content material. In reviewing what Steam customers really watch, it turned clear we should always focus our effort on providing content material that’s both instantly associated to gaming or, is accent content material for video games or software program offered on Steam.”
In the event you occurred to have bought any movies or documentaries on Steam, you may nonetheless retain entry to them. Transferring ahead, the presently out there movies shall be delisted and moved off of the Steam retailer to make means for extra shovelware higher deal with the gaming facets of the service. As Valve places it, the content material is being eliminated “with an expectation that video content material is found by way of the related recreation or software program retailer web page.”
Hopefully, this push for cleanliness extends to extra than simply movies.