Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

April 25, 2013 -

Valve Software announced that the very first game to make use of its freshly launched support for subscriptions is the MMO Darkfall Unholy Wars, with "additional subscription-based games to follow."

The Steam Subscription service allows game developers and publishers of all sizes to charge users recurring subscription service fees directly within Steam. Prior to the launch of this service, those services would have to be handled within the game's client or on the developer's website for the game. Now users can manage subscriptions without leaving the Steam Client.

Steam customers can "sign-up for, manage, cancel or renew game Subscription Plans at any time, online directly through Steam."

You can learn more about Steam Subscriptions at the service's freshly launched support page.


Comments

Re: Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

If they take bitcoin, I'll give it a try.

Re: Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

Which'll probably happen once it stops being treated as a commodity with ridiculously huge price fluctuations. Or, in a word, never.

Re: Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

It would be kickass to have a Playstation Plus-like service for Steam where you pay 10 bucks a month and get to a catalog of older titles for free on a rotating basis.

Re: Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

Personally, I'd rather just pay reasonable prices for the individual games I actually want from a growing and persistent list of games.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

When I first read the headline, I thought it was talking about how there is now a Steam Gold or something.

Re: Valve Launches Steam Subscription Service

Nah, Valve's not that stupid.

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