Valve has complied with Indonesian requirements, unblocking its products in the country. However, other services like the Epic Games Store and EA’s Origin remain unavailable.
The information was spotted by Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad. Valve has registered with Kominfo, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
The good news is that Valve has registered with Kominfo and Steam is now officially unblocked and accessible in Indonesia.
However, Epic Games Store / Services and EA’s Origin still remained blocked and there is no official confirmation on whether they plan to register yet. https://t.co/0BwK16Hpzl
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 2, 2022
As a result, the local government lifted the ban on Steam, CS:GO, and Dota 2. Kominfo also noted that PayPal and Yahoo services were also unbanned.
But a few services from other major game companies, including EGS and Origin, are still blocked. Neither of these companies have announced their plans to comply with new regulations.
Berikut ini update status terkini mengenai Pendaftaran Penyelenggara Sistem Elektronik (PSE) pada beberapa PSE Lingkup Privat meliputi PayPal, Valve Corp, dan Yahoo.#BersamaKominfo #KitaMakinTahu #PSE pic.twitter.com/h6formwHsR
— Kementerian Kominfo (@kemkominfo) August 2, 2022
Indonesia banned access to several global services last week. This happened after companies failed to register with Kominfo. It could also give the authorities access to Indonesian user’s personal data.