Valve are branching out from their video-game routes into software titles using their gaming platform, Steam.
“Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you.”
The press release says that the first set of software ‘titles’ will be coming September 5, and while it does not specify what titles will be available, they will range from “creativity to productivity”.
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,” said Mark Richardson at Valve.
While this is probably true, there is cause for concern about Steam’s gaming side of things. The new move, however, could be great provided the gaming aspects are unaffected by the change.