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Microsoft once discussed buying Valve, Nintendo, and Warner Bros. as part of its long-term gaming expansion
A new document released as part of the FTC v. Microsoft case has shed light on more acquisition prospects discussed at the Redmond-based corporation. None of those deals ultimately materialized, but it is another interesting glimpse into Microsoft’s M&A strategy.
Valve breaks down how Steam visibility works: “Algorithms react to player interest quickly and automatically”
Erik Peterson, responsible for business development at Valve, has shared some insights into visibility and discovery mechanisms on Steam. Here is how the company helps devs reach players and connect users to games.
Valve explains its stance on games with AI-generated assets: “Our goal is not to discourage the use of it on Steam”
In the wake of reports from game developers whose games have been banned from publishing on Steam for the use of AI-generated content, Valve has explained its official position on the matter.
Valve now quietly rejecting games with AI-generated assets on Steam, citing copyright uncertainty
It appears that Valve might be banning some games with AI-generated assets from being released on Steam. Several developers have already faced this issue, although the company has yet to update its policy.
Tim Sweeney calls Steamworks real problem for games industry: “They have a classic lock-in strategy”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney continues to push for more transparency and unity across the various game stores. This time, he had some harsh words about Valve’s Steamworks API and how it limits multiplayer features.
Top 2022 Steam games by gross revenue, including Elden Ring, CoD: Modern Warfare II, and Stray
Valve has revealed a list of the highest-grossing Steam games of 2022. Elden Ring, Dying Light 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II were among the leaders by revenue this year, while Raft and Vampire Survivors were one of the most succesful titles released ouf of Early Access.
Valve, Devolver, and other publishers start increasing Steam prices due to new regional recommendations
Soon after Valve updated its recommended regional pricing for Steam developers, some companies started increasing the prices of their titles in different countries. Here are some notable changes that have already taken place.
Valve increases Steam recommended regional prices, with Turkey and Argentina up over 450%
Valve has improved its pricing tool for Steam to help developers better manage selling their games in different currencies. The company also updated its recommendations, with significant price increases in certain regions.
Valve says Steam’s regional pricing issue runs deeper than exchange rates, pledges to update recommendations more often
Valve has committed to updating its regional pricing recommendations for Steam developers more frequently. The company says this problem is bigger than just foreign exchange rates and should reflect different economic circumstances.
Steam players don’t care about platformers unless they mixed with other genres
Game marketing consultant Chris Zukowski has shared a deep analysis on genres that Steam users love to play. Based on this data, it is hard for an indie developer to make a profitable platformer unless it is mixed with other genres like metroidvania or roguelike.