Developers have been keenly noting the interruption caused in the launch of some games referred to Valve for publication on Steam. Valve back then realized that games were facing issues of delay after the company was involved in working to broaden the Steam platform.
Currently, one more developer has reported the issue of these “Steam freezes.” A game got jammed in the approval process and a representative from the company said that the withholding of the game might take months:
We’re right in the middle of building some features into Steam for customers to be able to choose the type of products they see in the store. Your game has content in it that needs these features to be completed and shipped first. You’ll have to do some additional store page workaround describing the content in your game once we have completed those features. We don’t have an exact timeline for those features though, so please be patient as we complete the work.
Valve Steam is certainly being improved and broaden to offer a better experience to the publishers/developers. However, they are still unable to provide a specific time during which the transition process will be complete.
Even a blog post got shared by Steam to address the withholding of games. The blog clears the stance of Steam on the issue:
Those choices should be yours to make, Our role should be to provide systems and tools to support your efforts to make these choices for yourself, and to help you do it in a way that makes you feel comfortable.