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Free to Play Games Launched on Steam

Steam, which has now become the premier digital download portal for all PC/Mac games is adding support for Free to Play Games with the launch of five Free to Play games.

The launch titles are Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms. All these games are available for immediate download from Steam.

Celebrating the launch of free to play games on Steam, these games will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the “F2P game of the day” on Steam. In game transactions in all of free to play games will be supported by Steam’s micro transaction system currently used in Team Fortress 2.

Director of Business Development at Valve had this to say about this new feature of Steam:

The introduction of Free to Play games is another example of the constant evolution of Steam. Free to Play games offer new game genres and game experiences for customers, while offering developers and publishers new revenue opportunities and the ability to reach customers in areas of the world where the traditional packaged goods model is less popular than F2P.

We don’t know what are specific in-game content that will be offered for playing these launch titles on the F2P game of the day, but it won’t be long before Valve spills the beans on it.