Valve, creators of leading technologies such as the Source engine and of course Steam have today announced that they’re expanding their offerings via the Steam platform.

In an article published on their Steam Powered website they have announced that they’re launching a set of “Software” titles via Steam, the date given for the release is the 5th of September this year however what titles are launching are currently unknown. However the article does state that they intend to offer a range of software from creativity to productivity.

Although it’s exciting to see how well the use of the Steamworks features will be utilised by the software vendors, it should make life a lot easier for everybody with easier installation, automatic updates and the ability to store work and configuration data on each Steam users personal cloud meaning you can take you work anywhere you are able to log into a Steam account.

Mark Richardson at Valve said “The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games ... they have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests."

We’ll keep our eyes peeled to see what is on offer on the 5th of September, who knows what we’ll see in next year Steam Summer Sale, a copy of 3D Studio Max with 70% off for the next 24 hours only?! Yes please.

Original Story http://store.steampowered.com/news/8584/

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