Steam Expands Beyond Games, Adds Software Section

Valve has finally expanded beyond games on it’s extremely popular cloud gaming service Steam. Just launched is the new software section. To start there are only six titles: ArtRage Studio Pro, CameraBag 2, GameMaker: Studio, 3D-Coat, 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11. While only having six titles does not seem like a lot it is a step in the right direction. In a press release Valve stated, “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.”

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This is the obviously a step in the right direction, but how many software publishers will jump on board? Many major software companies already have a delivery system for their software. It will be interesting to see this section of Steam grow. What do you guys think?

Source: Valve | News Archive

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