Steam is the biggest video game marketplace for PC gaming and one of the best aspects of this service is that it lets users gift games to their friends. Now Valve has made some changes to the gifting games through Steam and fear not these changes only affect the gifting in a positive way.
Also, the change that has been made to the gifting in Steam is not that drastic one, it just makes the exchange of the gifts a more direct affair. Now, instead of receiving an e-mail from the one who gifted you the game which can be redeemed to your account, it has become a direct exchange.
No more worrying if a Gift to E-mail or Gift to Inventory is going to work for a friend. Gifts sent through the new system will always work on the receiver’s account. When there is a large difference in pricing between countries, gifting won’t be available and you’ll know before purchase.
Furthermore, if a friend of yours declines to accept the gift, it will not be sitting in your library for the rest of eternity but you will get your money back. Also, gift scheduling is more straightforward, now users will be able to schedule gifts in advance.
Speaking about Steam, Arkane Studios has explained why Prey 2017 did not get any demo on PC, saying that they had to choose as it was a matter of managing resources and added that Steam refund policy is demo already if you don’t like a game you can just refund it under some conditions of course.
It seems that Valve is working to make things easier for the users and we might see more positive changes to Steam in the future.