Steam, no longer just focusing on gaming software
Valve is all set to add non-gaming software to its digital retail platform and community Steam. Come September 5th, the company responsible for Counter-Strike and Half-Life will be adding creativity and productivity software to it’s inventory.
The software titles that are coming are said to receive popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, auto updates, and the ability to save work to the Steam cloud for access elsewhere.
More titles are said to be rolled out in an ongoing fashion and developers will be urged to submit their works via Steam Greenlight, where the community can decide on whether a title is good enough for Steam distribution.
“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.”