Steam reveals several upcoming discounts and sales
Valve has now released a calendar detailing upcoming Steam sales and events for the first half of 2022, which is great news for PC gamers.
To smoke has become known as the best place for PC gamers to buy and play their games, likely due to the fact that Steam regularly offers huge discounts on the majority of its massive library of games. This year will be no different as PC gamers will now be able to plan their spending around those sales.
The Steam Lunar New Year sale was the most recent example of the platform’s ongoing sales effort. Valve doesn’t usually announce when Steam sales are scheduled, presumably to entice gamers to buy games year-round instead of waiting for them to go on sale. However, some players have even created websites dedicated to predicting the next date of these sales, although it seems that this is no longer necessary.
Valve recently decided to announce the Steam sale dates themselves. Instead of just announcing a single sale, Valve has released a calendar detailing all Steam events and sales for the first half. The next upcoming event is Next Fest, which will give Steam users a host of playable demos to try out from February 21-28. This will be followed by another Next Fest in June. The next big Steam sale won’t take place until June 23 and will last until July 7.
The other upcoming dates are as follows:
- Remote Play Together – February 28 to March 7
- JRPG – March 14 to March 21
- SimFest: Hobby Edition – March 28 to April 4
- Die-a-lot (with roguelites and Metroidvanias) – May 2 to May 9
- Races – May 23 to May 30
- Survival – July 18 to July 25
Valve will now be able to avoid pesky leaks by announcing these dates themselves. This move likely won’t be good for the social media pages and websites that thrived predicting these dates, as Valve has taken control of it themselves.
In other Valve news, the highly anticipated Steam Deck is set to launch on February 25. The handheld device may pose a serious threat to Nintendo Switch sales, as Nintendo’s console has been considered by many to be the best place to play indie games on the go. Switch users often have to wait for these games to move from Steam to console, but Valve’s Steam Deck can reverse that process and steal sales from the Japanese powerhouse.
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