Steam Will Start Offering Non-Gaming Software in September
Starting on September 5, Valve’s highly-popular digital distribution service, Steam, will expand beyond its gaming roots and begin to supply non-gaming-related software to any and all interested users of the service.
Titles to be expected will range categorically from creativity to productivity, with much of the software set to make use of conventional Steamworks features, including easy installation, automatic updating, and cloud saving/access through Steam Cloud.
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,” said Mark Richardson of 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.”
As for what software specifically will be made available, we’re not entirely sure yet – but developers can begin to submit their software through Valve’s other recently announced service, Steam Greenlight, on September 5.
I’m personally hoping for software that’s sole purpose is to generate the funniest of cat-related gifs.
Or you could just come to the Inside Gaming blog. Yeah, that works too.