Steam Officially Gets Support for Australian Dollars

Using Steam in Austrailia isn’t much fun because the prices are displayed in US dollars, means every time you have to check the conversion rates.

The Australian dollar has been a bit up-and-down compared to the US dollar so, this was getting difficult to make an estimation on any game’s price. Now, this issue has been solved and in the mid-next month, the support for Austrailian dollars on Steam will arrive.

This year’s Game Connect Asia Pacific conference, which is part of the Melbourne International Games Week, developers were presented to a slide showing that support for selling games in Australian dollars.

Previously, developers have already the ability to enter region-specific pricing for local gamers, however, the end price shown was converted back into US dollars.

One of the developers Mel Taylor at Orwell noted that Steam was continuing to work on their own alternative service to the antiquated Steam Spy third-party tracker.

Officially Valve hasn’t revealed that how many Austrailian users are on Steam at any given moment, but the company did reveal privately in late 2015 that there were 2.2 million Australian Steam accounts. This figure was out publicly six months later, as part of the legal battle between the ACCC and Valve over Steam’s original refunds policy.

Here is a full list of currencies which will be supported in the future, according to the studio.

  • Vietnamese Dong
  • Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • Australian Dollar
  • Polish Zloty
  • Argentine Peso
  • Israeli New Shekel
  • Kazakhstani Tenge
  • Kuwaiti Dinar
  • Qatari Rial
  • Costa Rican Colon
  • Uruguayan Peso

Steam is spreading its horizons in more countries.

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