As of September 5th, more creative kinds of software will be available on Valve’s digital distribution platform. Apparently having such a huge library of video games just wasn’t enough for Valve, and now they want to give you even more content. Geez. You’d think they liked us or something.
But, just what is this software? Mark Richardson didn’t elaborate too much in the announcing statement, but we do know that they will be selling “creativity and productivity” related software.
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games. They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests.”
Much like the Steam Greenlight service announced, users will be able to submit their own software to this new service, providing a potential distribution platform straight off the bat.
It’s suspected that the success of Source Filmmaker has attributed toward this decision. It might even be that the release of the program was as an unofficial test for this new service.