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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.
New Valve patent aims at improving Steam recommendations by creating video compilations for users
Valve has filed a new patent describing a feature that might potentially improve Steam recommendations. The proposed technology is supposed to create video compilations for users based on their preferences.
Gabe Newell delivering Steam Deck himself while reminiscing about his days as telegram delivery boy
Valve has shared a video of its CEO Gabe Newell delivering Steam Deck to customers in Seattle. The company informed some clients about the visit, but not everyone believed that Gaben himself will appear on their doorsteps.